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Businessman charged with various firearm and damage to property offences

Businessman charged with  various firearm and damage to property offences

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On December 1, police arrested and charged Jaron DeRoche, a 28-year-old businessman of Frenches with wounding, damage to property, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

A report from the police said according to investigations, at about 11:00 pm on November 13, 2020, the accused allegedly unlawfully and maliciously wounded a 25-year-old labourer of Petit Bordel by shooting him with a gun to his upper back. He was further charged with damaging the rear windshield of motor vehicle PD232 by shooting same with a gun. In addition, he was also charged with unlawfully discharging a loaded firearm within 100 yards of the Kingstown public road, unlawfully discharging a loaded firearm at the aforementioned 25-year-old labourer of Petit Bordel and with having in his possession two rounds of .40 ammunition without a license issued under the Firearms Act. The incidents occurred at Heritage Square, Kingstown.

The accused is expected to appear before the Serious Offences Court to answer to the charges.

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