Monday 18 February, 2019

Spanish Town teen allegedly held with gun on bus in St Mary

A Taurus 9mm pistol with a magazine containing thirteen 9mm cartridges was seized by the police along the Castleton main road in St Mary on Saturday.

A man was arrested and charged in connection with the seizure.

Charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition is 19-year-old Jerome McDonald, otherwise called ‘Popsy’, of  Palm Grove Court, Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Reports from the Castleton police are that about 9:30 p.m., McDonald was among passengers on a coaster bus which was stopped and searched by the police at a vehicular checkpoint.

A knapsack he was carrying was searched and the firearm and ammunition were reportedly found and seized.

McDonald was subsequently arrested.

His date in court is to be announced.

Investigations continue into the incident.

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