Wednesday 25 November, 2020

JDF soldier booked on illegal firearm and assault charges

Investigators from the St Catherine South Police Division have arrested and charged a Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldier in relation to an incident that took place in Bridgeport, St Catherine on Saturday, August 1.

Charged with assault at common law and illegal possession of firearm is 37-year-old Omar Hinds of Gibraltar Heights, Annotto Bay, St Mary.

Reports are that about 12.45 pm, Hinds and his girlfriend had an argument, during which it is alleged that he pointed his licensed firearm to the woman’s head and threatened to kill her.

A report was made to the police and Hinds was arrested the same day and subsequently charged following an interview with investigators.

A date for his appearance in court is being finalised by the police.

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