20yro man gets suspended sentence for imitation fire-arm

20-year-old Eron Stapleton from the community of Rose Hall will have to be of good behaviour for the next year.

This came after he was placed on a one year suspended sentence by Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne on Monday, December 4h, 2017 at the Serious Offences Court when he appeared before her and pleaded guilty for having in his possession one black imitation fire-arm without a license at Rose Hall on November 28th, 2017.

Reports are that on the date in question Stapleton had given Obediah Duncan ten dollars to purchase an item at a shop but Duncan did not return to him.  The following day Stapleton went to Duncan’s home in search of him where he met his brother Samuel Calender who resides with him.

He was told by Calender that Duncan was in the shower and it was during such time that Stapleton became angry and pulled the firearm from his knapsack and pointed it to the face of Calender threatening to dispose of him if he did not get his belongings.

Stapleton then left the scene following which Calender went to the Rose Hall Police Station and reported the matter.  This led to the arrest of Stapleton.

Before the Magistrate imposed sentence upon Stapleton she told him that she was giving him a chance to redeem himself.

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