Construction worker sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for firearm-related offences

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Charles Stoby

A 31-year-old construction worker, was on Thursday, July 11, 2019, sentenced to three years’ imprisonment by Magistrate Dylon Bess, after being found guilty of two firearm-related charges.

Charles Stoby, who resides at Hatfield Street Lodge, Georgetown, was on trial at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Stoby was found guilty of the charge which read that, on November 5, 2018, at Alexander Street, Kitty, he had a 9MM pistol in his possession without being a holder of a firearm license.

He was also found guilty on the second charge which read that, on the same day and location, he had two live rounds of 9MM ammunition in his possession without being a holder of a firearm license.

According to reports, on November 5, 2018, at Alexander Street, Kitty, Stoby was held by the police in relation to an armed robbery investigation. He was searched and the firearm was found ‘stashed’ in the crotch of his pants.

At the end of the trial, Stoby was sentenced to a total of three years imprisonment on the two charges.