Boat captain jailed on gun, bullets charges
A boat captain who claimed he found a gun and ammunition on Rose Island was yesterday sentenced to two years in prison.
Police arrested Dakota Collie, 26, of Golf Course Boulevard, Sea Breeze, on July 8 in Eleuthera.
He pleaded guilty to charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm; possession of ammunition, possession of ammunition and possession of ammunition with intent to supply at his arraignment before Magistrate Kara Turnquest-Deveaux.
Officers stopped and searched the white Toyota Passo he was in following a brief chase, Prosecutor Inspector Claudette McKenzie told the court.
During the search, they found a black Oakley bag in the front passenger seat that contained a 9mm pistol loaded with 10 bullets.
While searching the car’s trunk the officers found another bag that contained a .223 magazine, three .45 hollow tip bullets and 50 rounds of 9mm bullets, McKenzie said.
When interviewed by police, McKenzie said Collie claimed he found the items about a week and half ago on Rose Island but he didn’t turn them in because “it was his first time seeing a firearm”.
Attorney Alex Dorsett said that Collie was remorseful and he had no pending cases or previous convictions.
McKenzie withdrew the charges against a man and a woman who were arrested with Collie.