Liberta man fined $30k for illegal possession of top-of-the-line gun and ammunition, and two accused in Parham shooting are remanded

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REAL NEWS- The Table Hill Gordon, Liberta, man who was found with an illegal gun and ammunition on Wednesday, July 20, has been convicted and fined $30,000. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATS APP GROUP FOR MORE UPDATES

Mahaja Henry, 24, was arrested and charged by the Police for unlawful possession of one High Point (C9) 9mm Luger firearm and unlawful possession of nine rounds of corresponding ammunition.

Henry appeared before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh in the St. John’s Magistrates’ Court on Friday, July 22, and was fined $20,000 for the firearm and $10,000 for the ammunition possession.

He was ordered to pay $3,000 of the overall sum forthwith and the balance by January 31, 2023, or he will serve an 18-month prison sentence.

Henry has committed to pay $2,000 every month until the sum is paid in full.

The Court heard that the gun is brand new, with top-of-the-line specs, and Henry claims to have found it in some bushes.

Officers were on patrol on Armstrong Road on the day in question, when they observed Henry acting in a suspicious manner.

He was approached, stopped and searched, and the weapon and matching rounds of ammunition were found in a waist bag he had slung across his chest.

Reports are that he also had a bag with clothes in his possession.

He was represented in Court by Michael Archibald

Meanwhile, the two men Parham men charged with attempted murder in connection with an armed robbery and shooting last Friday, July 15, have been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.

The duo – Irannie Grant, 25 and 20-year-old Neil Mitchell – made their first court appearance on Friday, July 22, before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh.

They were arrested and jointly charged for shooting Claudette Edwards, 57, also of Parham.

The men allegedly robbed the woman’s superette and, in the process, shot and injured her after she allegedly put up a fight.

Michael Archibald also represented the duo.

A third man, Jaquan Teague, is being sought by the Police in connection with the same incident. He is being encouraged to surrender at any police station immediately.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to alert the Parham Police Station at 463-2020 or the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATS APP GROUP FOR MORE UPDATES

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Fine for possession of an illegal gun? He needs jail time! This ALP government is totally useless.

  2. Somebody in Antigua surely has a gun running business. Saying he found the gun and ammunition in bushes we all know is a lie. His nuts should have been squeezed until he confessed where he got them. I guess the police is going to have to search all the bushes and see what they find. Does anyone remember the barrels taken illegally from the port? Is anybody investigating?

  3. One Hi Piont C9 Ruger is not a top of the line firearm. These guns can’t be adjusted to fire multiple rounds, nor add on a laser, cheapest set of 9mm.

    • Top of the line, i was quite lost myself … lol i guess they said that so they could charge him that said amount lol …

  4. Lol this gun costs 150 usd in the us. It’s lowest tier gun. The fine is 11,150 usd. The equivalent to 74 high points.

    • hahahaha good one Tom … its obvious they just wanted to charge him some big money … but these guns are nothing special at all…

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