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St George’s man denies possessing a firearm

A St George’s man yesterday denied allegations that he had a semiautomatic pistol and several rounds of ammunition over the Cup Match holiday.

Jaron Roberts, 30, pleaded not guilty to four charges in the Supreme Court this morning, including possession of a Kel-Tec .380 Auto P-3AT firearm on July 31 this year.

He also denied charges of possession of three rounds of 9 millimetre ammunition without a license, possession of a firearm in a public place and violently resisting arrest on the same date.

The incident was alleged to have happened on Wellington Slip Road in St George’s during the Somerset Cricket Club’s celebratory motorcade.

Puisne Judge Charles-Etta Simmons remanded Mr Roberts into custody, with the matter expected to return to the Supreme Court later this month.

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