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The defendant, Joloney David, centre, is escorted to court on March 9, 2022.
The defendant, Joloney David, centre, is escorted to court on March 9, 2022.

A Belmont/Glen man will be tried on Tuesday on charges of gun possession and criminal assault.

Joloney David, 32, is charged that on March 7, at Glen, he had in his possession an unlicensed black and silver .38 Python pistol, serial number D05537.

He is further charged that on the same day, also at Glen, he assaulted Samantha Fernandez, of Glen, with intent to commit an offence.

iWitness News understands that David is alleged to have assaulted Fernandez, his girlfriend, by pointing a gun at her.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared before the Serious Offences Court on Wednesday.

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Prosecutor, Station Sergeant of Police Renrick Cato did not object to bail.

He told the court that he always emphasises that firearm matters should be heard quickly.

The prosecutor asked that in relation to the assault matter, that the court order David to have no contact with the complainant.

Defence Counsel Grant Connell asked that the matter be heard next Tuesday.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne Granted EC$12,000 bail, with one surety and ordered David to have no contact with Fernandez.

She further ordered him to report to the Calliaqua Police Satiation on Fridays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The defendant is to surrender his travel documents and to obtain the permission of the court to leave the country.

His trial is set for Tuesday.

Detective Sergeant 191 David is leading the investigation.

One reply on “Man to be tried for gun possession, assaulting girlfriend”

  1. Careful all you don’t give the gun back to the man like last time. There is such a thing as preventive incarceration, you know?. Parliament should make better laws for the protection women from exploitation. But, the police themselves are trading in weapons and ammunition. He may have gotten his gun from that kind of scheme.

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