Convicted gunman Jermaine Kenneth King was on the premises of a police station when he was arrested for having an illegal weapon four years ago.
That was disclosed on Friday as Acting Senior State Counsel Romario Straker outlined the facts of the gun and ammunition case before Justice Randall Worrell in the No. 2 Supreme Court.
King, of Windward Gardens, St Philip, had pleaded guilty to having possession of a .40 Smith & Wesson pistol and 14 rounds of ammunition on October 26,
Straker told the court that an officer was sitting in a police vehicle at the Worthing Police Station when King arrived.
The officer said there was a strong smell of cannabis.
The policeman approached him and requested a search. As the process commenced, the prosecutor disclosed, King began to struggle and attempted to escape. The
officer then called for assistance and King was detained and taken into the police station.
When his vehicle was searched, a small quantity of marijuana was discovered, which he admitted belonged to him.
A grey and silver handgun was also found. However, he said, “I don’t know about that” after being asked to account for the firearm.
During the investigations, King declined to give a written statement.
“Nah I not giving a statement,” he told lawmen.
King will reappear before the court on February 24 when the sentencing phase of his case will commence.