Friday 10 July, 2020

Ex-cop imprisoned for gun offence in St Elizabeth

An Ocho Rios man who is a former member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), is to serve five years in prison following his conviction on gun charges in the recent sitting of the St Elizabeth Circuit Court.

The convict, Glenford Steele, was found guilty of illegal possession of firearm and illegal possession of ammunition by presiding High Court Judge, Justice Bertram Morrison, following the completion of Steele’s trial on November 16.

On Thursday, the judge ordered Steele to serve five years in prison for illegal possession of firearm and three years for illegal possession of ammunition. However, the sentences are to run concurrently.

Steele was taken into custody by the St Elizabeth police on August 8, 2016, after he was allegedly held with a gun which belonged to a man who was killed in St Ann in 2014.

There was reportedly also a stolen motorcar at the house where Steele was held in New Market. The car had allegedly been stolen in Manchester. Steele is before the parish court on larceny charges in relation to that matter.

In addition to those charges, the St Ann resident is also charged with impersonating a police officer.

He reportedly told the arresting officer at the time of his detention, that he was a serving member of the JCF. However, the records indicated that he was dismissed from the JCF in 2010.

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