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Bus driver accused of stealing licensed firearm granted bail

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 1:09 PM

A licensed firearm holder has accused 31-year-old bus driver Mervin Jarrett of New Mills, Hanover of stealing her firearm after he spent the night with her.

Jarrett is charged with larceny from the dwelling.

The complainant is contending that there was no one else at the premises with them that night and it was after Jarrett left that she discovered the weapon missing.

Attorney-at-Law Brian Clarke, in making a bail application in the Hanover Parish Court this week, said his client has denied the allegations and is arguing that the complainant made the report after she realised she faced penalties for losing the firearm.

Senior Parish Judge Sheron Barnes granted Jarrett bail in the sum of $250,000 with a surety and the case is to be tried in September. 

Jarrett is to report to the Sandy Bay police station three times weekly and is also to surrender his passport.

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