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Cop pleads guilty to possession of illegal ammo, data device

Saturday, April 26, 2014    

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A police constable was on Thursday remanded in custody for sentencing on May 19, after he pleaded guilty to having several rounds of illegal ammunition and an unlawful data device in his possession.

His common-law wife, who has been jointly charged with illegal possession of the device, was offered bail in the sum of $100,000.

Twenty-seven-year-old Jermaine Satchwell and 43-year-old Sophia Bromfield-Johnson were both arrested and charged in March after police allegedly found thirteen 5.56mm cartridges and seven 9mm cartridges during a raid at their Woodlawn Avenue, Kingston 19, home.

It is alleged that the police also seized two blank First Global Bank cheque leaves, a Bank of Nova Scotia book belonging to a construction company, a National Commercial Bank Midas card belonging to another man, and a stack of cheque leaves. A skimming device was reportedly found in Johnson's possession.

Satchwell was charged with illegal possession of ammunition, illegal possession of a device and possession of forged documents, while Bromfield-Johnson was charged with illegal possession of a device.

On Thursday when the couple re-appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court before Magistrate Lorna Shelly Williams, Satchwell pleaded guilty to all three charges and was remanded in custody for sentencing in May.

Bromfield-Johnson, however, pleaded not guilty and was offered bail after her lawyer, C J Mitchell, made an application on her behalf.

She is also scheduled to return to court on May 19.

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