Sunday 15 December, 2019

St James police charge two men with serious crimes

The St James police on Monday charged two men in relation to two separate offences.

The accused are 26-year-old Junior Tun Sing Young, otherwise called ‘Tentroy’, of New Road, Flanker in St James, and 25-year-old Jerome McFarlane, a labourer of Wiltshire district, Anchovy, also in the parish.

Young has been charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and wounding with intent, while McFarlane was charged with housebreaking with intent and assault at common law.

In the first incident, on Monday, December 25, 2018, at about 5.30 pm, Young reportedly pounced upon a man in Flanker, St James and shot him several times.

The police were alerted and the injured man was taken to hospital for treatment.

After an investigation into the incident, Young was arrested and placed on an identification parade, where he was pointed out.

In the second incident on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at about 2.20 pm, two complainants securely locked their house and went away.

They reportedly saw McFarlane inside their house upon their return.

In a bid to escape, he allegedly attacked them with a knife.

An alarm was raised and McFarlane was reportedly held by residents and handed over to the police.

Following investigations, he was placed on an identification parade, where he was pointed out by both complainants.

Young and McFarlane are scheduled to appear in court at a date to be announced.

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