Taxi man found guilty of stealing girlfriend’s gun
AHanover taxi operator, who was arrested by the Lucea police last June for stealing his girlfriend’s service pistol, was found guilty when he appeared before the Sandy Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court in Hanover last Thursday.
The accused, Mervin Jarrett, otherwise called ‘Kids Meal’ of New Mills community, also in Hanover, was out on $250,000 bail.
Reports are that between June 15 and 16, 2019, Jarrett, who had an intimate relationship with the female security officer, reportedly slept at her home in Hopewell, and stole her service pistol.
DENIED STEALING THE WEAPON
The woman made a report to the police and Jarrett, who initially denied stealing the weapon, was taken into custody and charged in connection with the missing gun. He made several appearances in the Hanover Parish Court and was granted bail.
Investigators say during the course of the investigation, Jarrett went back to his girlfriend’s home, where he confessed to stealing the firearm and also returned it to her.
The woman returned to the police and filed another report that Jarrett had returned the weapon, and he was officially charged for larceny of firearm.
Reports are that he appeared in court on Tuesday without legal representation and was informed by the judge to return on Thursday for sentencing.
On Thursday, he appeared before Justice Sharon Barnes, and was found guilty on the charge, and ordered to return to the next sitting of the court for sentencing.
One police officer told THE STAR that Jarrett could find himself being sent away to prison for a long period, as this was not the first instance where he has been in hot water with the law.
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