Court grants bail in firearms charges case

Conditions include electronic monitor, curfew 



A man charged with possessing of an unlicensed firearm was granted court bail Tuesday. 

Attorney Nicholas Hoffman made a successful application for bail for Robert Aaron Crawford. Crown counsel Kala Ball told magistrate Valdis Foldats she was not objecting to bail after discussing proposed conditions with Mr. Hoffman. 

Crawford, 21, of West Bay, is accused of having a Lorcin semi-automatic pistol and six rounds of .380 ammunition. Both offenses are alleged to have occurred on Sept. 29 in the Shedden Road area of George Town. 

The magistrate was told that the loaded firearm was found under a house and a forensic examination is being carried out. 

Bail conditions include a surety in the sum of $2,500; residence at a specified address; curfew from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.; reporting to a nearby police station three times per week; and the wearing of an electronic monitor. 

Crawford was directed to return to court on Oct. 29 for a short-form preliminary inquiry, after which the matter is to be transferred to Grand Court.