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Kevin Joel Jessop outside the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023.
Kevin Joel Jessop outside the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Monday, Feb. 20, 2023.
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Kevin Joel Jessop, 28, the younger of the men charged in connection with two firearms and 29 rounds of ammunition found at a house in Dorsetshire Hill on Saturday has pleaded guilty to all of the charges.

Dennis Dane Crosby, 52, pleaded not guilty at the arraignment at the Serious Offences Court in Kingstown on Monday.

However, the prosecutor, Station Sergeant of Police Renrick Cato informed the court that the Crown intends to try Crosby in connection with the charges brought against him.

Jessop, who was represented by Stephen Williams, pleaded guilty to charges that on Feb. 18, at Dorsetshire Hill, he:

· had in his possession 14 round of .9mm ammunition without a licence issued under the Firearm Act;

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· had in his possession, one .9mm semi-automatic pistol, make unknown, serial number AB84417 without a licence issued under the Firearm Act;

· had in his 718 grammes of cannabis with intent to supply to another; and,

· had in his possession a controlled drug, to wit 9.4 grammes of cocaine.

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Dennis Dane Crosby in a Feb. 18, 2023 police photo.

Meanwhile, Jessop pleaded guilty and Crosby not guilty to joint charges that on Feb. 18, at Dorsetshire Hill, they:

· had in their possession one 9mm Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol, serial number MRV6129 without a licence issued under the Firearms Act;

· had in their possession 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition without a licence issued under the Firearms Act; and,

· had in their possession a controlled drug, to wit 3178 grammes of cannabis with intent to supply it to another.

The prosecutor told the court that the Crown would be proceeding against Crosby but has no objection to his bail.

Jessop’s matters were adjourned to Tuesday for facts and sentencing, but Cato informed the court that he would like the sentencing to be adjourned until the completion of Crosby’s matters.

Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne set Crosby’s bail at EC$12,000 with one surety and ordered him to report to the Central Police Station on Fridays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Browne further ordered Crosby to surrender his travel documents and obtain the permission of the court to leave the country and that stop notices be placed at ports.

Crosby’s matters were adjourned to March 2.