Prison bell tolls for 19-year-old gunman
From the Courts
August 17, 2007

Prison bell tolls for 19-year-old gunman

Jariel Belle, a 19-year-old labourer of Cane Hall will have to spend the next six years behind bars after pleading guilty to having in his possession unlicensed firearms and ammunition.{{more}}

On Monday August 13, Belle was sentenced to five years imprisonment for having in his possession, one 7.65mm Walter; three years for 43 rounds of .38 ammunition; one and a half years for seven rounds of .32 ammunition; three years for 43 rounds of 9mm ammunition, six years for the possession of one 30-30 caliber Winchester firearm which is prohibited, and five years for having in his possession one 9mm sig Sauer pistol. All of these sentences will run concurrently.

According to reports, on August 6th, officers from the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and officers from the Special Services Unit (SSU) went to Cane Hall to execute a search warrant on Belle’s home.

When they arrived at the house, they could see a light coming from the house, but when the officers knocked on the door, the light went off. After knocking for about 20 minutes, the door was finally opened by an occupant of the house. The police met Belle lying on the bed.

He was asked to get up, and while he was standing, the officers searched the mattress and found the Winchester firearm. They also found a traveling bag containing other firearms along with some ammunition.

He was then arrested and taken to the CID office and char-ged.