A twenty-one-year-old native of the Dominican Republic, who told police officers that he found a gun on a boat was earlier today, December 6, brought before Magistrate Shawn Innocent where he was faced with the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm.
With the aid of a translator, Jhon Carlos Castilo of Long Look, pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on September 15, at Long Look, he was found in
possession of a 9 mm Taurus handgun without being the holder of a firearm license.
The Court heard that the serial number on the weapon was obliterated.
According to the details of the charge, on September 13, at about 09:00 p.m, Castilo took the gun out of his waist and showed it to his landlord.
The landlord became afraid and suspicious and made a report to the police.
He also questioned the young man about the gun, and Castilo told him that he had the gun for his own protection.
On September 15, Police visited the 21-year-old’s apartment and told him of the complaint.
He led them to a closet where the gun was stashed on a shelf, later telling them he found the weapon at the back of a boat in some shrubs in Parham Town.
Later, he took the Police to the said boat.
He also revealed that he showed the gun to a female acquaintance, and took several photos with his cell phone of himself with the gun.
The young man, who is being represented by Attorney Nelson Samuel, is expected to be sentenced later today.