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Teenager On Gun Charge Is Granted Bail

A TEENAGER, arraigned on a charge of illegal firearm possession, was yesterday granted bail ahead of his trial.

The 17-year-old appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney after he was accused of being in possession of a black Smith & Wesson semi automatic .22 rifle on August 11.

He denied the allegation and the matter was adjourned to September 21 for trial in the juvenile court before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux.

The juvenile was granted $1,500 bail in the interim. Magistrate McKinney also told the defendant he had to be in his house by 8pm every night unless he was accompanied by a parent or guardian.

He warned the youngster if he failed to do so, his bail would be revoked and he would be remanded into custody until his trial.

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