Possession of three semi-automatic pistols, a revolver and over two-dozen rounds of ammunition, most of which are compatible with AK47 riffles, has landed a man and woman on remand at Dodds Prison.
Auto body technician Rasheed Dwain King, 38, and food vendor/hairdresser Kimberley Simone Ward, 37, both of Reservoir Road, Lodge Hill, St Michael are charged with having the four firearms in their possession on Valentines Day – February 14 – when they did not have the valid licences. They were also charged in connection with 27 rounds of ammunition for which they allegedly had no valid permits.
King, who is represented by attorneys-at-law Angela Mitchell-Gittens and Romain Marshall, and Ward, who has Ajamu Boardi as her legal counsel, were not required to plead to the five indictable charges in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court today. They will have to face judge and jury, in the High Court on those offences which fall under the island’s Firearms Act.
They will make their next court appearance before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant on March 18.