Jamaica Crime News, Trelawny: A Trelawny farmer who was recently arrested and charges after he was caught in possession of three illegal firearms, including two assault rifles, on Tuesday, January 15th, pleaded guilty when he appeared in the Western Regional Gun Court earlier this week.
36-year-old Karon Williams, farmer of Samuel Prospect district, in Trelawny, pleaded guilty to three counts of Illegal Possession of Firearm, five counts of illegal possession of ammunition.
He was remanded into custody until March 1, for sentencing.
Williams is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Samuel Smith, and upon their previous appearance in court, lawyer Smith indicated to the court that Williams intended on pleading guilty upon his next appearance.
Williams is booked to appear in the Trelawny Parish Court at a later date, to answer to charges of Possession of Personal Information.
Reports by the Trelawny police are that about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, a team of officers were carrying out an operation along a section of Kerry Park main road, when they intercepted a motor car with Williams and another man on board.
A search of the vehicle and of the persons, of both men, the lawmen seized one Beretta 9-mm semi-automatic pistol, fitted with a magazine containing seven live rounds.
Both men were then taken to their homes in Samuel Prospect district, where two assault rifles, an AK-47 assault rifle and a M-16 rifle along with (52) 5.6 rounds, were seized at Williams home.
Both men were then transported to the Trelawny lockup, but after being questioned, Williams was charged and the other man released.