Daniel McArthur, 20, who is no stranger to the courts and who was recently released on bail for the offence of robbery under-arms, was on Monday sentenced to three years in prison for having an unlicensed gun and ammunition. He pleaded guilty to related charges.
McArthur appeared before Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where two charges were read to him.
It is alleged that on November 12, 2021, at South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara (ECD), he had a .32 revolver, and two live rounds of ammunition in his possession when he was not the holder of a firearm licence enforced at the time. He denied this charge.
He, however, pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on the same day, at the same location, he had a Glock .40 pistol, and six matching rounds of ammunition in his possession when he was not the holder of a firearm licence enforced at the time.
According to reports, on the day in question, an intelligence-led operation was conducted by ranks from the Sparendaam Police Station in Regional Division ‘4C’. The ranks went to the home of McArthur who was wanted for robbery under-arms.
Upon seeing the Police ranks, he ran away. But the ranks gave chase behind him and caught him. A one-strap grey shoulder bag McArthur was carrying contained the illegal items.
The young man was arrested and taken to the Sparendaam Police Station. Magistrate Bess after listening to the facts sentenced McArthur to two years in prison for having the unlicensed .32 revolver.
He was further sentenced to one-year imprisonment for having the two live rounds of ammunition. The sentences will run concurrently. On the last charge, he was remanded to prison until January 4, 2022.
McArthur is currently before the courts for several matters, ranging from carjacking, armed robbery, and robbery with violence. Recently, one of the armed robbery charges against him was dismissed.