Cattle farmer jailed for possession of unlicensed gun, ammo

first_imgA 37-year-old cattle farmer who told the court he bought a gun to protect his cows was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.Shemroy NeddShemroy Nedd of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates Courts on Friday, and pleaded guilty to the two charges on which he was arraigned.The charges allege that on August 28, 2019, at Cornhill Street, Georgetown, Nedd had in his possession a .38 revolver and two matching rounds of ammunition when he is not a licensed firearm holder.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that on the day in question, at about 10:00h, Police received certain information and went to Cornhill Street, where they confronted Nedd. A search was conducted on his person, and the loaded firearm was found in his pants crotch.Nedd told the court that he bought the gun in Venezuela, and brought it here because people were stealing his cows.The Magistrate fined Nedd $100,000 and sentenced him to serve two years’ imprisonment on each charge. However, the sentences will run concurrently.last_img read more