Jamaica Crime News, Trelawny: A Trelawny farmer who was recently arrested and charged after he was caught in possession of three illegal firearms, including two assault rifles on Tuesday, January 15, was remanded into custody when he appeared in the Western Regional Gun Court on Monday, January 29.
The accused man, 36-year-old Karon Williams, farmer of Samuel Prospect district in Trelawny, was ordered to return to court on Thursday, February 7.
Williams is facing the court on three counts of Illegal Possession of Firearm, five counts of illegal possession of ammunition, and possession of Personal Identification.
Williams is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Samuel Smith and upon his client’s appearance before the Western Regional Gun Court on Monday, January 28, it was indicated to the court that the accused man intends on pleading guilty upon his next appearance.
Williams will also appear in the Trelawny Parish Court, to answer to Lottery Scam charges, at a later date.
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 motorcar with Williams and another man on board.
A search of the vehicle and 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 an 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.