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.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.