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Tag: gun crime

Cops seize gun from man by prison gates

Cops seize gun from man by prison gates

| 07/05/2017
(CNS): The police have seized another gun after a suspect reportedly threatened a man with the weapon right outside the prison gates Saturday. The RCIPS said in a release that they received the report at around 3:39 yesterday afternoon and arrived at the area outside HMP Northward within minutes. T [...]

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Gun seized in South Sound, local man charged

Gun seized in South Sound, local man charged

| 04/05/2017
(CNS): A George Town Man was charged earlier today with two counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm and was remanded in custody after an appearance in Summary Court, where he was refused bail. John Brandon Smith (24) was arrested Tuesday along with his 18-year-old wife following a search at th [...]

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Local suspect arrested in GT bar shooting

Local suspect arrested in GT bar shooting

| 02/05/2017
(CNS): Police have confirmed that a 21-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with a shooting outside the Bananas bar and night club in the centre of George Town last week and is currently in custody. In what is believed to be a gang-related attack in the early hours of last Thursday mor [...]

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Rivers denies murder and gun possession

Rivers denies murder and gun possession

| 23/04/2017
(CNS): William Ian Rivers (38) has pleaded not guilty to killing Mark Travis “Hubba” Seymour (39) following a shooting at Super C’s on Watercourse Road in January. He has also denied having a gun or threatening another victim, despite being involved in a family hostage situation and a [...]

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Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

Couple arrested at airport with illegal gun

| 19/04/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): A local couple were arrested at the Owen Roberts International Airport Monday for importing an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, customs officials said. The 29-year-old man and 25-year-old woman, both Caymanian, are also under investigation for a large amount of undeclared personal goods. Fo [...]

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Gun suspect’s self-defence leads to acquittal

Gun suspect’s self-defence leads to acquittal

| 06/04/2017 | 39 Comments
(CNS): Mark Melado Llewellyn, who was accused of possessing an illegal handgun found under a stove at his North Side apartment, cleared his own name without an attorney. Llewellyn was acquitted by a jury following a trial where he defended himself against the deputy director of public prosecutions, [...]

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Loaded guns land men 12 and 15 years in jail

Loaded guns land men 12 and 15 years in jail

| 03/04/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Two men convicted of possessing firearms have been given long jail terms by a judge following a retrial last week. Keith Rohan Montaque was handed a 15-year term and Walter Jordan McLaughlin got twelve years in jail Friday for two loaded guns found under a bed in a North Side house, where the [...]

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West Bay murder suspect to face trial

West Bay murder suspect to face trial

| 28/03/2017
(CNS): William Ian Rivers, who is charged with the murder of Mark Travis ‘Hubba’ Seymour (39) following a shooting at Super C’s on Watercourse Road in January, will face trial in July. Rivers (38), from West Bay, has not yet answered the charges of murder and possession of an unlicensed firear [...]

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Gun suspect defends himself at trial

Gun suspect defends himself at trial

| 20/03/2017
(CNS): Mark Llewellyn was in court Monday facing trial for the possession of a handgun and ammunition, which were found under a stove draw in his kitchen during a police raid on his apartment in North Side in June 2015. Appearing in the dock without an attorney, Llewellyn denied that the gun had any [...]

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Convicted gunman fails in appeal

Convicted gunman fails in appeal

| 07/03/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS): Representing himself before the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal Tuesday, trying to get his conviction for gun possession and wounding overturned, Leighton Rankin was sent back to HMP Northward to continue serving his 13-year term when his appeal was dismissed. Rankine had argued that there wer [...]

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Cops on scene of attempted armed robbery

Cops on scene of attempted armed robbery

| 20/02/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Police were out in force Monday evening at the scene of an attempted armed robbery at Crown Square on Eastern Avenue in George Town. An RCIPS spokesperson told CNS it was too early to confirm all the details of the hold-up, which happened at around 6:30pm. but it involved a security cash van [...]

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