West Ruimveldt contractor refused bail on gun, ammo charges

Christopher Rogers

A West Ruimveldt contractor was yesterday remanded to prison for allegedly having a firearm and ammunition without a licence.

Christopher Rogers is accused of having a .38 revolver in his possession on May 13th at Smyth and Sussex Streets, without being the holder of a firearm licence.

It was also alleged that on the same date Rogers had five .38 rounds of ammunition in his possession, without being the holder of a firearm licence at the time.

Rogers denied the charges after they were read to him in a city court.

His attorney, Dexter Todd, stated that his client was taken into custody after a car he was in with four other occupants was searched.

Todd said Rogers was searched and nothing was found on him but the weapon was found after the men were taken to the police station. He contended that somehow the officers changed the location of where the weapon was found from the car to his client’s person.

Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore stated that on the day in question police ranks were on patrol and stopped a car, HC 4861, of which Rogers was passenger. He stated that Rogers was searched and the weapon was found in the crotch of his pants.

Moore objected to bail being granted and Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman remanded the man to prison and adjourned the matter until May 22nd.