Local man admits having illegal gun and ammunition

| 19/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 35-year-old man from George Town pleaded guilty in Grand Court Friday to charges of possessing an unlicensed firearm and 50 rounds of ammunition. Randy James Parchment was arrested outside the Bananas Bar on Eastern Avenue after being tasered by police who were called after reports of an altercation and of a firearm at the bar in the early hours of 5 August. The officers reportedly used the stun-gun when Parchment tried to resist the arrest and search. When he was eventually restrained, police found a loaded .38 Smith & Western pistol.

Parchment, who was remanded in custody, is facing a minimum term of seven years in jail, the mandatory sentence for illegal firearms possession. Justice Charles Quin ordered a social enquiry report and set a sentencing date for 24 November.

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