A St Michael teen today pleaded guilty in the High Court to a gun charge.
Dishon Romario Bullen, 17, of Stratford Hill, The Pine, admitted to possession of a pipe gun without a valid licence on February 11, 2016.
While accepting the plea, Crown Counsel Krystal Delaney went on to outline the facts of the case in the No 2 Supreme Court, presided over by Madam Justice Michelle Weekes.
The prosecutor said that on the day in question police officers were carrying out an operation in the area of Valerie, Brittons Hill, St Michael when the came across a group of young men, who fled the scene as lawmen approached.
Bullen, who was pursued by two
officers, dropped the haversack he was carrying while attempting to escape, but he was captured.
The bag was searched and found to contain the pipe gun.
The accused was asked to account for the weapon and he allegedly said: “I had that pipe gun for my protection.”
Today, a report was ordered on the time Bullen spent on remand at HMP Dodds, as well as a presentencing report for the accused man, who is represented by attorney-at-law Calvin Hope.
Bullen returns to court on October 25.