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Jan 22, 2016

2 Students Offered Bail for Possession of Stolen Firearm

Stradni Cassasola & Demrey Lewis

After three nights on remand for a stolen firearm from the police, two students were granted Supreme Court bail. Stradni Cassasola, a resident of Faber’s Road Extension, along with his classmate, Demrey Emaury Lewis was granted Supreme Court bail today by Justice Antoinette Moore for the offense of kept unlicensed firearm and ammunition.   Lewis and Cassasola were charged additionally for theft of the gun and handling stolen goods. They both pleaded not guilty and are out on bail of four thousand dollars. Police claim that on Monday, January eighteenth, 2016, the duo was in a vehicle in which the nine millimetre gun was found inside a bag.  Cassasola claims that he works at the police department and that he had taken the gun home by mistake. Furthermore, when he went to visit a friend in prison, he could not take the firearm inside and placed then placed it inside his vehicle along with a police vest.  Cassasola also claimed he had forgotten to return the firearm to the department. But police claim they set chase after a small car that went through Chetumal Street and into Faber’s Road and when they caught up with it, they searched the car and found the gun with the ammo. Both Cassasola and Lewis are to return to court on March eleventh.

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