Man faces imitation firearm charge

Jonathan Welcome, 22, appeared in Summary Court on Monday, charged with possession of an imitation firearm and another offense arising from an incident in George Town on April 17.

In court, Crown counsel Neil Kumar said papers were not ready to give to defense attorney Prathna Bodden.

Ms. Bodden asked Magistrate Valdis Foldats to have the matter brought back on Wednesday, April 27, so that she could make a bail application.

Welcome faces two charges. The first is having an imitation firearm at School Road with intent to resist arrest.

Details of the second charge are that on Sunday, April 17, at School Road, he used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior toward two police officers with intent to cause the officers to believe that immediate, unlawful violence would be used against them.

The magistrate remanded Welcome in custody and ordered that he appear via video link on April 27.

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