Thursday 22 August, 2019

Men face magistrate for gun possession and high-speed chase

Two men who were charged with possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and dangerous driving, were expected to appear before the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, to answer to the charges.

38-year-old Marlon Lynch of Golconda and 30-year-old Nicholas Barclay of La Romaine were arrested by Southern Division Task Force (SDTF) officers following a high-speed chase from Pond Street to the Southern Main Road, La Romaine, around 2:30 am on Monday.

Officers attached to the (SDTF) were on mobile patrol along Pond Street when they saw a parked blue Nissan Almera motor vehicle. As officers approached, the vehicle which had two occupants sped off.

The officers pursued them and the driver continued “in a reckless manner” onto the Southern Main Road, where they eventually crashed into a fence along the roadway.

Both suspects then attempted to escape on foot but were quickly apprehended by officers.

A search of the vehicle was conducted resulting in officers finding one Arminius HW revolver loaded with six rounds of .38mm ammunition.

Lynch and Barclay were arrested and charged by PC Shivnarine Lange of the (SDTF), on the same date of the incident.

 

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