Man in court for loaded gun, 50 rounds of ammo

Randy James Parchment, 35, appeared in Summary Court on Monday, facing three charges relating to possession of unlicensed firearms – a loaded .38 revolver and an additional 44 rounds of ammunition.

The charges were laid after an incident in the parking lot of Dolphin Centre on Eastern Avenue, in the vicinity of Bananas Restaurant and Bar. Police received a report of someone brandishing a handgun in the area around 2 a.m. on Aug. 5. When officers responded, approached the man and requested a search, he said no and continued to walk away.

When ordered to stop, he refused to comply, and he resisted their attempts to hold him.

A Taser was eventually used on him and he was taken into custody.

Parchment is charged with possession of a .38 Smith and Wesson revolver and six rounds of ammunition. The gun and bullets were allegedly recovered from the waist of his pants.

A third charge relates to the recovery of 44 rounds of live ammunition (type not specified) from Parchment’s George Town residence. The bullets were found in a plastic bag on top of a microwave at his home.

After consulting with Crown counsel Neil Kumar, defense attorney Crister Brady said the papers in the case were not ready, but he expected to have them by the next day. He indicated that the defendant did not want to waste time, so Magistrate Valdis Foldats set the next mention for Tuesday, Aug. 9.

No application was made for bail and no further details of the incident were given.