Local man enters 11th hour plea in gun case

| 04/05/2018 | 8 Comments

(CNS): Javier Howell (26) pleaded guilty Friday to possession of an unlicensed gun, ammunition and more than 120 grammes of cocaine just days before he was due to stand trial, having previously denied the allegations. Emily Patrick, who was also charged with possession of ammunition in the same case, was discharged by the court when the crown offered no evidence against her. The charges stem from a police raid at Lantern Point in October 2016. Howell and Patrick were arrested after a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and the drugs were found in Howell’s car.

Six live rounds of ammunition were also found in the boot of his vehicle and a single bullet was found in the laundry basket containing Patrick’s clothes, leading to her arrest and subsequent charge.

The couple had originally pleaded not guilty to the accusations and were expected to stand trial next week, but by making an admission, Howell will still receive a discount on the mandatory ten-year minimum jail term for the possession of unlicensed firearms.

Following Howell’s change of plea and the crown’s decision to drop the charges against Patrick, she was released and a sentencing hearing was set for Howell, who remains in custody, for 17 May.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Can we deport him?

  2. West Bay Premier says:

    So maybe we should invite the National Rifle Association into the Island , since government and laws and border control isn’t keeping the guns out . Then we could have a bid gun club that would be properly regulated and controlled .

    • Anonymous says:

      You think the NRA are into regulation? Lol

      • West Bay Premier says:

        Anonymous 10:32 am , Yes the NRA are involved into the regulations, because that’s WHO the politicians get some of their campaign $$$ from . They are very much involved.

  3. Anonymous says:

    typical local wannabe gangsta muppett…..

  4. Tut alors!. says:

    Was he in custody for 18 months?.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Whats your ten year plan?

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