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Jerome Allen to know fate on Friday Nov. 22

Jerome Allen, who was charged with possession of firearm and ammunition, will now know his fate on Friday November 22, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Jerome Allen, who was charged with possession of firearm and ammunition, will now know his fate on Friday November 22, 2013.

Allen showed up at the Magistrate’s Court today, November 20, 2013 to hear the decision handed down by Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards but was told to return on Friday. The defendant had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

According to court records, around 4:30 P.M. on August 11, 2011, the Bomba Charger departed Charlotte Amalie bound for Tortola, and when it arrived around 5:45 P.M. at the Road Town jetty, Allen, who was a passenger, disembarked and proceeded to clear Customs and Immigration.

Subsequently, Customs Officers carried out a routine search of the vessel and a Customs dog indicated to its handler that something suspicious was in one of the bathrooms.

The captain was notified and was present when officers found a large Home Depot box containing an assault rifle, one Glock pistol, 250 live rounds of ammunition for the rifle and 21 live rounds for an AK 47.

When crew members were questioned a Davin Thaxter came forward and allegedly stated that an individual [Allen] asked him to hold the box until the vessel was docked to collect it.

Allen was charged with unlawful importation of firearms, unlawful importation of ammunition, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of a prohibited firearm.

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