A St Michael man, who was caught with one round of ammunition while walking through Queen’s Park nearly six years ago, will know his fate on April 4.
Nickosie Eldon Kyte, of Lower Mapp Hill, pleaded guilty before Madam Justice Pamela Beckles today to having the round, which can fit a 12-gauge shotgun, on May 23, 2012.
Acting Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Anthony Blackman told the No. 5 Supreme Court that police were conducting routine searches in the area when they stopped the then 24-year-old who was not known to the law courts.
Following his arrest Kyte, who has Angella Mitchell-Gittens as his legal counsel, told police in a statement that he had stopped at a shop in Nursery Drive, The City, that afternoon and had a few drinks. He then left but decided to leave his haversack behind with “an old schoolmate named Kevin” before venturing into Passage Road, St Michael. The accused said he later collected his bag without making a check and proceeded through the park on his way to work.
Kyte also stated that when he left Prerogative, St George earlier that day the ammo was not in his bag, but he was “careless” in not making a check when he got it back.
“So I take full responsibility for this crime. I was unlucky to have a shotgun ammo in my bag and I am very sorry for doing so,” his statement read.