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Suspect said gun was his, court hears

A man allegedly claimed ownership of an illegal gun upon his arrest, a magistrate heard yesterday.

Cabreo Wells, 34, of Slave Street, was arrested in Ridgeland Park West on September 24, 2017 after police allegedly found a .45 mm pistol and 10 unfired rounds of ammunition in the rental he was driving.

Wells has denied charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of ammunition at his trial before Acting Deputy Chief Magistrate Subusola Swain.

Corporal Renee McFall testified that she was on mobile patrol with ASP Alexander Pierre when they saw the Nissan Note parked through a dead end.

McFall said that Wells was speaking to a man who was outside the vehicle, and behaved in a suspicious manner on seeing the officers.

McFall said that she watched the suspects and observed as Pierre retrieved the handgun from the center console and a silver clip with 10 rounds of ammunition.

McFall testified, “The driver stated that it was his firearm and the other man had no knowledge of the same.”

Wells’ lawyer, Tonique Lewis, suggested that he did not make the admission, but McFall maintained that he had.

The case continues on March 12 when Pierre is expected to testify.

Artesia Davis

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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