Mapp gets three years for gun, ammo possession
From the Courts
July 16, 2010
Mapp gets three years for gun, ammo possession

David Mapp was sentenced to three and a half years in prison this week after he pleaded guilty {{more}} to gun and ammunition possession at the Serious Offences Court.

Police charged Mapp, a resident of Chester Cottage, with having a .22 revolver and six rounds of .22 ammunition. He also was charged with using threatening language to a police officer and escaping police custody.

On Tuesday, Chief Magistrate Sonya Young sentenced Mapp, who has only one arm, to one and a half years imprisonment for the six rounds of ammunition, six months for the escaping police custody charge and three months for threatening a police officer.

The sentences will run concurrently.

The court heard that on Monday, July 12, a police officer dressed in plain clothes was awaiting public transport at the same bus terminal in Chester Cottage, where Mapp was.

Upon receiving certain information in relation to Mapp, the officer approached Mapp, who appeared to have an object in his back pants pocket shaped in the form of a gun. The officer told Mapp of his suspicion and held onto Mapp, following which a tussle ensued. Luckily, another policeman living close by came to the rescue of his fellow officer and managed to take the object from Mapp’s pocket, which turned out to be a gun.

When cautioned, Mapp told police that someone in Georgetown was “watching me really hard so I borrow the gun from a friend to go home.”

While in custody at Georgetown Police Station, Mapp tried to flee but was subsequently apprehended.