Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Elderly La Horquetta woman appears in court on gun charge

A 72-year-old woman appeared before an Arima Magistrate on Monday charged with possession of a firearm.

Lerelvis Stanley, of Phase 2, La Horquetta, appeared before Magistrate Gillian David Scotland.

She was charged by PC Forde.

The matter was called, and Stanley was placed on bail of $10,000.

The case was then adjourned to June 2.

The elderly woman was arrested on Friday night during a police exercise by officers attached to the La Horquetta Police Station.

A team of officers, including Cpl Bernard, Cpl Norbert, PC Forde, PC George, PC Vieira, PC Kokeran, and PC Singh, among several others, made their way to the home to execute a search warrant in the name of a 42-year-old man.

The man, said to be a relative of the 72-year-old woman, was not at home at the time.

However, the elderly woman was at home and complied with the search.

A black and silver Ruger 9 mm pistol was allegedly found and seized at the home.

The woman was detained as a result and an arrest warrant drawn up for the relative.

More on this as it becomes available.

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