Taximan on multiple firearms charges granted $15,000 bail
From the Courts, News
May 14, 2024

Taximan on multiple firearms charges granted $15,000 bail

A TAXI DRIVER, who is charged with multiple firearms offenses, pleaded not guilty when he appeared at the Calliaqua Magistrates Court on Friday May 10,2024.

Rogen Francios, 37, was granted bail in the sum of EC $15,000 with the conditions that he surrenders all travel documents and reports to the Chateaubelair Police Station every Monday and Thursday between 7:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m.

A release from the police states that the Rose Bank taxi driver was arrested in Kingstown on Thursday, May 9, 2024 and charged with the unlawful possession of one (1) 12-gauge firearm without a license, as mandated under the Firearms Act. Additionally, he allegedly was found with 10 rounds of 12-gauge ammunition, also without the required license. Further investigations revealed one (1) AR-15 rifle in his possession, which is categorized as a prohibited weapon under the Firearms Act and was held without the authorization of the Minister. Alongside this, the police said 23 rounds of 5.56 mm ammunition also were discovered.

The matter has been transferred to the Serious Offences Court.