Farmer arrested and charged for illegal gun

January 18, 2021

Detectives in St. James have arrested and charged 40-year-old Ian English, a farmer of Arcadia district, with wounding with intent, illegal possession of firearm, and illegal possession of ammunition following an incident in his community on Friday, April 24, 2020.

Police reports are that about 8:15 p.m., the complainant was at home when he heard noises outside, and went to investigate, where he saw English standing in the yard armed with a handgun.

English pointed the firearm in the complainant’s direction and shot him.

The complainant escaped and made his way to a police check point where he was assisted to hospital.

Following investigations, English was captured by the police on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, and subsequently charged on Friday, January 15.

His court date is being finalised.

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