Tag: gun crime

Charging roadblock lands local man in dock

Charging roadblock lands local man in dock

| 05/07/2018

(CNS): LeShawn Shaheem Forrester (23) is facing trial in Grand Court this week for a catalog of offences that began when he charged through a police roadblock last June. The George Town man was charged with dangerous driving, the possession of an imitation firearm with intent and causing harassment following a high-speed chase with police […]

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Fugitive blames health issues for absence

Fugitive blames health issues for absence

| 25/06/2018 | 73 Comments

(CNS): David Meadors (53), who was convicted of possession of an illegal gun but failed to appear in court last month for additional charges, is in the United States at his home in Hollywood, South Florida, according to a report in the local press. Meadors told the Sun Sentinel that he did not answer bail […]

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Bodden Town man charged over illegal gun

Bodden Town man charged over illegal gun

| 18/06/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS): A 24-year-old man from Bodden Town was due to appear in court on Monday, charged with the possession of an unlicensed handgun and ammunition. The man was arrested last Thursday following a raid by police at a home in the Lower Valley area of the district. A 22-year-old woman who was also arrested at […]

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Local man dodges jail over toy gun

Local man dodges jail over toy gun

| 08/06/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS): Charles Walton (20) was given a chance Thursday to turn his life around, when he was given a twelve-month suspended sentence for the possession of an imitation firearm with intent to assault, which he claimed was a plastic dart gun. Walton was charged after he was caught on CCTV riding around central George Town […]

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Cops receive first illegal gun as amnesty gets underway

Cops receive first illegal gun as amnesty gets underway

| 04/06/2018 | 17 Comments

(CNS): As the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service launched a firearms amnesty on Friday, police immediately received the first illegal weapon. They said a gun and a significant amount of ammunition was surrendered and, thanking the public for that first step in making the community safer, they encouraged others to follow the example. The amnesty […]

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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 Carlyle Ebanks (31) had been in […]

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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-year-old local man from Savannah pleaded […]

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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 residence. The […]

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Warrant issued for convicted US national on bail

Warrant issued for convicted US national on bail

| 10/05/2018 | 23 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 container where he is building a […]

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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 in August 2016 […]

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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 case, was discharged by the court when the […]

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