Two Men Convicted in St. John’s Magistrates’ Court on Gun-Possession Charges, One Fined and the Other Jailed


(REAL News) — Two men were convicted in the St. John’s Magistrates’ Court on gun-possession charges, with one being fined and the other jailed. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP FOR NEWS UPDATES.

Reports say that a fisherman, Ogdon Peters, faced a number of charges, including traffic offences and gun and ammunition possession.

He pleaded guilty to all the charges and was convicted and fined $9,000, which he has to pay within four months.

He was convicted and fined $4,000 for several traffic offences – including driving a vehicle with a registration plate that was not assigned to him; driving without a licence; driving without insurance; and driving an unlicensed vehicle.

On the gun-possession charge, Peters has to pay $5,000, while he was reprimanded and discharged for possession of ammunition. The Court spared him any monetary penalty, since the ammunition
found was a spent shell.

The weapon was found at his house during the execution of a search warrant by the Police.  It is alleged that Peters tried to discard the weapon outside his home, but officers had surrounded the house.

On the other matter, Peters told the court that he had gone to his mechanic to retrieve his car, which had been in the shop for a while. He claimed he had just gotten the vehicle and had not had the time
to get it registered. Hence, in a hurry to visit his baby – whom he claimed he had not seen for some time – Peters said he had used another license plate on his car.

The man has a previous conviction for battery.  Meanwhile, Hakeem Jeffery has been sentenced to one year in prison for possession of a gun and ammunition. Jeffery pleaded guilty to the charge before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh on Monday, July 10.

Reports say the Police conducted an operation on the Factory Road at about 3:37 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, in the vicinity of the Government Workshop.

There, a white Toyota BB motorcar, A8639, was stopped and searched. During the exercise, one 9 mm pistol and several rounds of ammunition were found under the driver’s seat.

Reports further say that Jeffery, of Golden Grove, was the driver, while two male passengers, Shalom Bailey of Belmont and Arisleydi Santiago, of Grays Farm, were in the car.

They were all arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession of the firearm and ammunition and were taken to the St. John’s Police Station.

In court, however, Jeffery took the rap for the firearm and ammunition.

He was represented by lawyer Lawrence Daniel, who told the court that he has not been convicted of anything. However, when checks were made, it was discovered that Jeffery has a matter in the High
Court for armed robbery.

He was committed to stand trial before a judge and jury and is currently on High Court bail.

Reportedly, Jeffrey’s mother became very emotional after hearing that her son was being sent to prison.


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  1. a black PIETRO BERETTA .25 PISTOL

    Killed Tessa Barthley

  2. This is where ballistic tests comes in, to try and tie these guns to other unsolved killings where love ones are still looking for answer’s.
    The guns that are tied to these unsolved murders are out there some where. Time to solve some of them.

    These are the kind of things that this administration should be spending money on, instead of bringing in so-call Cameroonian refugee’s, and costing the citizens of Antigua millions.
    Charity starts at home…do something Mr Priminister.

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