Tag: gun crime

WB man gets out of jail over ‘gangster’ photo

WB man gets out of jail over ‘gangster’ photo

| 22/05/2018 | 43 Comments
(CNS): A local man who was facing the possibility of serving seven years in jail after he was pictured holding an illegal gun was released from custody last week after serving just 268 days, when a judge found exceptional circumstances in the case and waived the mandatory minimum time. Matthew Carl [...]

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Drugs and gun earn ‘gang target’ 8 years in jail

Drugs and gun earn ‘gang target’ 8 years in jail

| 18/05/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Javier Howell, who has been subjected to assault and bullying at HMP Northward because he has been perceived by gang members in the prison as an informant, was handed an eight-year prison term Wednesday following his conviction for an illegal gun and more than 120 grams of cocaine. The 26-ye [...]

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Police detain 92-year-old woman after raid

Police detain 92-year-old woman after raid

| 15/05/2018
(CNS): Police have confirmed that the woman arrested last week during a gun bust in George Town was 92 years old. A spokesperson for the RCIPS said she was taken to the detention centre for just a brief period and questioned in accordance with procedure after any illegal firearm is discovered at a r [...]

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Warrant issued for convicted US national on bail

Warrant issued for convicted US national on bail

| 10/05/2018 | 22 Comments
(CNS): A US national resident on Cayman Brac who pleaded guilty to possessing an unlicensed handgun appears to have absconded while on bail and a judge has issued a warrant for his arrest. David Meadors (53) was charged last summer after customs officers found 240 rounds of ammunition inside a cont [...]

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Customs officer acquitted in gun case

Customs officer acquitted in gun case

| 07/05/2018 | 52 Comments
(CNS): It took a jury around half an hour to find Claude Terry (36) not guilty of having an illegal gun, Friday, following a week-long trial. A customs officer based on Cayman Brac, Terry was charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm after a Smith & Wesson revolver and bullets were found [...]

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Local man enters 11th hour plea in gun case

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 cas [...]

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Gun found in tank at customs officer’s home

Gun found in tank at customs officer’s home

| 02/05/2018
(CNS): The trial of suspended customs officer Claude Anthony Terry (36) for possession of an illegal gun opened in Grand Court this week, when the jury heard that the weapon, ammunition and pepper spray were found in a locked metal box in a water tank at his apartment on Cayman Brac in August 2016. [...]

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Wife dodges jail over ‘gun-selfies’ with husband

Wife dodges jail over ‘gun-selfies’ with husband

| 13/04/2018 | 75 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay woman who was coerced by her new husband, a convicted gunman, into holding a firearm and taking ‘selfies’ dodged going to jail Thursday after receiving a suspended sentence, despite admitting possession of an unlicensed firearm. Previous court hearings had established e [...]

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Cops arrest three after recovering illegal gun

Cops arrest three after recovering illegal gun

| 12/04/2018
(CNS): Two women from George Town and a man from Bodden Town have been arrested after Royal Cayman Islands Police Service officers found an illegal pistol during a raid on Wednesday in Newlands. The RCIPS said officers had executed a warrant at the undisclosed Bodden Town house and recovered a Gloc [...]

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GT shooting case thrown out for lack of evidence

GT shooting case thrown out for lack of evidence

| 04/04/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): A West Bay man walked free from court last week after firearms charges against him were thrown out when the judge presiding over the trial decided there was no case to answer. Although police recovered spent shell cases, indicating that a weapon had been fired outside the Roof Top Bar in Mary [...]

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Suspected killer’s mental capacity in question

Suspected killer’s mental capacity in question

| 26/03/2018
(CNS): William Ian Rivers (39), who was charged with murder last year, may not be fit to stand trial. Rivers is accused of shooting and killing a man at a West Bay restaurant, after which he barricaded himself in his family’s home and engaged in a stand-off with police. He has denied murderin [...]

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