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Visiting US missionary charged with gun possession

A 72-year-old US missionary is in custody after being charged with possession of a pistol, ammunition and a baton.

Bail was denied to Egbert Haywood of North Carolina, who appeared this morning in Magistrates’ Court.

Mr Haywood was not required to enter a plea, as his case is indictable and must be heard before the Supreme Court.

He was charged with carrying a prohibited weapon in Bermuda, namely a .32 calibre pistol along with four rounds of ammunition, on or about November 22.

Mr Haywood was further charged with possession of an offensive weapon, namely an expandable baton, at LF Wade International Airport, on November 22.

He was represented by lawyer Saul Froomkin, QC, who said Mr Haywood is a missionary with the Southern Baptist Church in North Carolina.

Mr Haywood’s application for bail was refused, although another application may be heard before the Supreme Court.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner remanded the defendant into custody until December 2.

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Published November 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm (Updated November 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm)

Visiting US missionary charged with gun possession

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