Police say they saw taxi driver throwing gun away


A TAXI driver appeared on Friday before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman on gun and ammunition charges.

The court heard that on August 9, 2018 at Howes Street, Charlestown, Devon Porter had in his possession a .38 revolver and one round of ammo without being the holder of a firearm licence at the time.

The father of two, who resides at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, denied the charges that were read out to him by the Magistrate.

Police prosecutor Quinn Harris objected to bail based on the serious nature of the offences and the penalties they attract.

According to facts given in court, the defendant is known to the police.
On the day in question, police ranks were on patrol duty when they had cause to chase a suspicious motorcar.

In an attempt to escape, the defendant crashed into a tree stump. When the car came to a stop, the defendant was found to be the driver.

Police say they saw the defendant throwing the firearm into the gutter.
Bail was granted in the sum of $20,000 for the possession of ammunition and the matter

was adjourned to September 7, 2018.
The magistrate however remanded him to prison on the unlicensed gun charge.