Men deny having illegal loaded gun

| 07/09/2015 | 0 Comments
Cayman News Service

Cayman Islands courts, George Town (Photo by Jaida Alexander)

(CNS): Two Jamaican men who are resident in the Cayman Islands are expected to face trial shortly after denying having a loaded 9mm browning semi-automatic pistol in their possession following their arrest in Bodden Town in June. Marlon Miller (35) and Otis Brown (24) both pleaded not guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm. Brown also pleaded not guilty to possessing an imitation weapon on the night before they were arrested in George Town but he admitted common assault in relation to an argument with his girlfriend.

The gun was found in the car both men were travelling in when they were arrested in Calabash Drive on Thursday 4 June.

However, a woman had also filed a complaint against Brown, claiming he had pulled a gun from his waistband during an argument the couple had at her home in George Town on Wednesday 3 June. The woman told police that Miller, who was with Brown when he came to the house, had taken the weapon from him and they both left.

She then called the police and gave the registration number of the car the men were in. As a result, the men were found in the early hours of the next morning sleeping in the car, and when the vehicle was searched, police recovered the loaded gun.

Brown was remanded in custody while Miller was bailed until their next appearance.

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