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Hermus Patrick

Hermus Patrick, 84, will be sentenced on Friday for possession of a .38 revolvers and 115 rounds of ammunition. (iWN photo)

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An 82-year-old Layou man, said to be a veteran of the United States Army, and his son were brought before the Serious Offences Court on Thursday in connection with a gun and ammunition haul in the Central Leeward town the previous day.

The older man, Hermus Patrick was charged with possession of a .38 revolver pistol, serial number 7C29662, without a licence issued under the Firearms Act.  

He was further arraigned on five counts of possession of unlicensed ammunition, namely five rounds of .38 ammunition; 30 rounds of .38 ammunition; 30 rounds of .25 ammunition; and five rounds of .38 ammunition.

Robert Patrick
Robert Patrick and his father are jointly charged with possession of 45 rounds of .38 ammunition. (iWN photo)

He was jointly charged with his son, Robert Patrick, with possession of 45 rounds of .38 ammunition.

The men allegedly committed the crime in Layou on Wednesday, June 5.

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They pleaded not guilty to all of the charges and the father was granted EC$10,000 bail with one surety, while his son was granted EC$30,000 bail with one surety.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne recused herself from the matter, saying that she knows one of the accused men well.

The men’s lawyer, Grant Connell, asked for an expedited hearing, and the matter was adjourned and transferred to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court for next Tuesday, June 11.

4 replies on “Man, 82, charged for gun, 115 rounds of ammo”

  1. Joshua Richardson says:

    I always have a soft spot for Veterans. They served their country in conflict they did not create. They are then mothballed and forgotten. I hope that the Judge shows leniency in this Veteran’s case.

    1. Soft spot, Man are you crazy, what if he had killed someone, with the same gun and ammo, i hope you will have the same soft spot, Joshua you sound stupid period, oldest rule in the book don’t do the crime if you can do the time, there we go

  2. Confused!!! says:

    Soft spot for Veteran’s??? Really!!!! Whose veteran is he? Which war did St. Vincent fight? Why should he be treated any differently from any other unlicensed holder?

    1. Is a set of mad rhetoric does fly on here ever do often….matey hit me for 6 runs with that veteran talk…

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