Jamaican gets three years for receiving stolen goods

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Colin Horton could find himself in the custody of the Immigration Department after he concludes a three-year prison term imposed on him yesterday in the High Court.
The 28-year-old, who admitted to receiving a Acer laptop, a gun and 50 rounds of ammunition that were reported stolen in a home invasion and robbery, was an illegal immigrant at the time he committed the offence.
The Jamaican born man had arrived in Antigua in 2013 and was given time to remain here for six months. However, in April 2014 a businessman, Ding Bow and his girlfriend were at home when they were the victims of a robbery. The Beretta and dozens of 9 mm rounds were amongst the items stolen, amounting to $6,400.
On May 20, at about 4 am, the police executed a search at the convict’s home he shared with a roommate when the gun and ammunition were found hidden in shoes. When asked by police, Horton alleged he had never seen the gun and bullets before. He also claimed the laptop was his, but it didn’t work
A week later, the convict pleaded guilty to possession of the firearm and ammunition of Bow’s gun and the charges were disposed of in the Magistrates’ Court. Horton was sentenced to 25 months for his crimes.
The 17 months Horton spent on remand will be taken into account.
The Social Inquiry Report prepared by the Probation Unit stated the convict was remorseful for his actions.
When being interviewed by the probation officer, the convicted man said it was a lack of good judgement that caused him to become entangled with the law.
The construction worker, turned local disc jockey, told the High Court yesterday, “I am very sorry about this incident, and I am very sure this would not occur again in the future.”

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