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The three gun accused. From left, the 17-year-old you, Connell Jack and Khanroy Chewitt.
The three gun accused. From left, the 17-year-old you, Connell Jack and Khanroy Chewitt.
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Police have brought charges against three males in connection with unrelated seizure of firearms and ammunition over the last week.

Charges were brought against a 17-year-old labourer of Lowmans Windward, Connell Jack, a 24-year-old labourer of Ottley Hall and Khanroy Chewitt, a 65-year-old supervisor of Park Hill and the United States.

On Monday, the 17-year-old youth appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, where he pleaded guilty to a charge that on Jan. 6, at Lowmans Windward, he had in his possession one .25 pistol, serial number unknown, without a license issued under the Firearm Act.

The prosecution asked the court to order the preparation of a social inquiry report before sentencing. Defence counsel Grant Connell objected to this and applied for bail in the interim.

Senior Magistrate Colin John ordered that a social inquiry report be presented to the court by Jan. 29 and set sentencing for Feb. 5.

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In the interim, he granted the teen bail in the sum of EC$5,000 with one surety and ordered him to surrender his travel document.

He is to report to the Mesopotamia Police Station on Mondays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., surrender his travel documents and observe a 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew at Girley Williams’ home. 

Khanroy Chewitt
Khanroy Chewitt, embraced by an unidentified woman, poses for photo outside the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court after his arraignment on Monday, Jan. 10, 2024.

Also, during that sitting of the court, Connell asked for a speedy trial for Chewitt, who pleaded not guilty to charges that on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Park Hill, he had in his possession one.25 Titan pistol and 19 rounds of .25 ammunition without licences issued under the Firearms Act.

Chewitt was granted bail in the sum of $5,000 with one surety. The matter was adjourned to Friday for trial. 

Police said in a press release that about 5:10 p.m. on Saturday, officers from the RRU and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at Chewitt’s home in Park Hill. 

“During the search, one.25 Titan pistol and 19 rounds of .25 ammunition were found and seized,” police said.

Connell Jack
Connell Jack in a police photo.

In relation to the charge against Jack, police said they arrested him during a joint operation on Jan. 4, between the Rapid Response Unit Narcotics Unit and the Special Services Unit at the “Palace” Building.

Police are alleging that Jack had in his possession one Glock 28 pistol, serial number unknown, and nine rounds of ammunition without a license issued under the Firearm and License Act. 

He is alleged to have had the weapon and ammunition at the former Night Club in Ottley Hall.

Jack appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate Court on Friday and pleaded not guilty to the charge.  

He was granted EC$5,000 bail with one surety and ordered to report to the Central Police Station on Mondays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. 

The matter was adjourned and sent on for trial at the Serious Offences Court on Jan. 22.

2 replies on “Males aged 17, 24, 65 on separate gun charges ”

  1. St Vincent the Wild Wild West where Mayhem is the order of the day and certain lawyers benefit from lack of Law and order. These same lawyers fuel the mayhem and in so doing they feather theirs own nest unabated. No wonder why in 2023 there were 55 homicide but certain individual try to nice it up by reducing the numbers. Tourism and homicide don’t mix. The are opposite ends of the totem pole. The general population is oblivious to the problem even though they have to make life changes. What a country.

  2. The calypsoian sang , that this country is not a real place but in my opinion , I think it’s a village in hell.

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