Jaron Roberts was charged with four indictable offenses in Magistrate’s Court this morning, (1) possessing a prohibited weapon, specifically a KEL-TEC Auto P-3AT firearm with a barrel of less than 24 inches without a permitted licence, (2) having the same prohibited weapon on Wellington Slip Road, a public place, (3) possessing three rounds of 9 mm ammunition for the weapon without a permitted licence, and (4) violently resisting a Police Constable while being arrested.
All four alleged offenses occurred on Saturday July 31 near Wellington Oval in St. George’s, where the 2021 Annual Cup Match Classic took place just one day before.
Since the case must be heard in the Supreme Court, Mr. Roberts, from St. George’s, was not required to enter a plea this morning.
According to Carrington Mahoney for the Crown, Mr. Roberts was out on parole for other offenses when the alleged incident occurred.
The 30-year-old has 11 previous convictions, half of which are firearm-related.
Taking everything into consideration, the Worshipful Magistrate Maxanne Anderson decided not to grant Mr. Roberts bail, moved the case up to the Supreme Court where it will be mentioned during the September monthly arraignment session on Wednesday September 1, and ordered that he remain in custody until that time. Robert’s was represented by lawyer Victoria Greening.
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