Farmer charged with illegal possession of firearm

August 01, 2020

Officers attached to the St. Andrew North Division have arrested and charged a man with illegal possession of firearm on Thursday, June 30, following an incident on Newcastle main road in the parish.

The man has been identified as 32-year-old Andrew Nelson, otherwise called ‘Rohan’, farmer of Middleton district, Irish Town, St. Andrew.

Reports are that about 3:30 p.m., lawmen were on patrol in the area, when Nelson. who was among a group of men, was seen along the roadway.

Upon seeing the police, Nelson pulled an object from his waistband and threw it in bushes. He was accosted and the area searched which resulted in a homemade firearm being found.

His court date is to be finalised.

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