Man gets 12 years for gun

Robert Terry, 25, was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Friday for possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Terry also received an additional four years – to run concurrently – for aggravated criminal trespass, after having pleaded guilty to both charges.

The charges stem from an incident that took place on 1 February in which Terry, along with four other men, were observed driving into the Caribbean Club in two vehicles.

One of the men got out of one of the cars and began removing the licence plates, the court was told. Some of the men then drove away, leaving the vehicle with no plates behind, at which time a witness contacted the resort manager to tell him what he had observed.
 
The men who drove away returned to the scene a short time later only to have the gate locked behind them, trapping them inside the premises. The individuals then jumped out of the car and started running.

Terry was observed with a green bag, according to Crown Counsel Candia James.

She said Terry was seen walking behind the villas, where a green bag was subsequently found, which contained a loaded Glock, gloves and a bandana. The gun was found to have a magazine with 8 rounds in it. Upon being sent for analysis, the gun was found to have Terry’s DNA pre-sent on it. A further search of the vehicle turned up a magazine and a holster, in addition to a ski mask and another pair of gloves being found in the trunk.

In sentencing Terry for the offences, Justice Alexander Henderson said the evidence showed that armed robbery was the intent, which he described as an aggravating factor in the possession of the unlicensed firearm. He added that a conviction for marijuana consumption would not be a factor in his sentence.

He said his motives in reaching sentence were based on general deterrence of others from committing similar offences, specific deterrence with regard to Terry, protection of society and rehabilitation.

“He is a mature 25-year-old; not a youth who might receive some special credit for being of a young age,” said Justice Henderson, who added that protection of the public was his greatest concern. The judge said Terry had to be removed from society to protect people from any acts he may get involved with.
 

1 COMMENT

  1. I’m smiling from ear to ear. What a catch. Thanks to the witness who contact the resort manager. This strengthens the point if you see something, say something. And of course, be sure your sin will find you out. Robert Terry will have 12 years to give the matter serious thought. Crime does not pay!!!

  2. The bottom of society will rot in prision – 12 years wasted for nothing but trying to be a punk – well done everyone for putting this scum where he belongs! 12 years LMAO – have fun missing the best part of your life! See you when you are almost 40 LMAO!!!

  3. I am pleased that a person with an illegal firearm has been convicted and sentenced. If a law abbiding citizen can not have a firearm, then a criminal should sure be punished for this offence.

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