Convict Rico O’neal Greene who was caught red-handed with an illegal gun and ammunition has been sentenced to time at Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds for the offences.
Madam Justice Pamela Beckles sentenced him to seven years in prison for possession of a 9mm semi-automatic firearm and three years to run concurrently for having three rounds of ammunition.
Having considered the aggravating features, mitigating factors and his time spent on remand as well as his guilty plea, Greene has 615 left to serve in prison on the gun charge. He was sentenced to time served for the ammunition. The remaining time in prison took effect yesterday.
These convictions added to the ten Greene had already chalked up – six for stealing, one for unlawful possession of an offensive weapon, two for robbery and one for burglary.
State prosecutor, Principal Crown Counsel Krystal Delaney at a previous hearing told the No. 5 Supreme Court that on December 15, 2016, Greene had a 9 mm
semi-automatic firearm and three rounds of 9 mm.
She read from the records that while police were conducting traffic checks in Christ Church they had reason to approach the vehicle in which Greene was travelling.
Delaney said the vehicle sped away and police pursued it. However, in the process, he crashed into a sign. The accused jumped out before the car had stopped.
The court heard that after scaling a number of fences and walls of residences, the pursuing officers were able to catch the fleeing young man with assistance from a resident.
The prosecutor reported that the gun had dropped while Greene was running.
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