Sunday 5 July, 2020

Former JLP councillor charged with illegal possession of firearm

The former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councillor who was allegedly held with two firearms - one of which he reportedly could not account for - at a security checkpoint in Innswood, St Catherine on Sunday, has been charged by the police.

He has been identified as 40-year-old Barrington Bailey.

He has been charged with illegal possession of a firearm.

The police said Bailey, otherwise called ‘Junior’, is a resident of Kirkland Heights in Red Hills, St Andrew.

Reports from the Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) were that Bailey was arrested at about 5:40 a.m. after he was signaled to stop the Acura motorcar that he was driving.

When he complied, he reportedly accounted for the presence of a licensed firearm in the vehicle. However, upon searching the vehicle, the security personnel allegedly found an illegal Taurus 9mm pistol.

Bailey is scheduled to appear in the St Catherine Parish Court on Tuesday, February 19.

The accused formerly represented the Ensom City Division in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation.

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