Three charged for unlicensed firearm

Two men and a woman were charged Tuesday with possession of an unlicensed firearm following their arrest in Bodden Town on Saturday.

Jose Guadalupe Sanchez, 28, Ashley Leticha Terry, 26, and Sean Luke Dunbar, 21, appeared in Summary Court separately.

The firearm was described as a 9mm semi-automatic pistol. Crown Counsel Candia James said it was alleged that Sanchez was trying to take the firearm into the Everglo Bar, but was stopped by a security guard.

When police were called, Sanchez allegedly tried to hand the gun to someone else, who refused to take it. Ms. James said Terry allegedly took the gun, put it under her blouse and then placed it under a car.

Sanchez’s defense attorney Michael Snape advised that Sanchez chose to be tried in Grand Court.

Magistrate Grace Donalds refused Sanchez bail and set the matter for July 15, when a preliminary inquiry will be held before the charge can go to Grand Court.

Ms. James did not object to bail for Terry, noting that she had no previous convictions. The Crown agreed to suggested bail conditions, which include a specified residence, curfew from 8 p.m. till 6 a.m., surrender of travel documents and a $5,000 surety.

Terry is charged with possession of the firearm and accessory after the fact. Details of the accessory charge are that, knowing that Sanchez possessed an unlicensed firearm, she concealed it with intent to impede his prosecution. Terry was also charged with possession of ganja with intent to supply following a search of her apartment.

No election was made as to which court Terry wanted her matters heard in and the charges against her were set for July 15 also.

Dunbar’s bail hearing was heard in chambers rather than in open court and had not been completed by press time.