Member of Parliament for Kingston Eastern and Port Royal, Phillip Paulwell appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday in relation to the criminal negligence charge laid against him after he reported that his license firearm was stolen out of his vehicle.
When the matter was called before Senior Parish Judge Lori-Ann Cole-Montague, it was revealed that a particular report was outstanding. This prompted the judge to order Paulwell to return to court on December 7, when the case will be mentioned.
According to Paulwell, sometime in July, his firearm was stolen from his vehicle in Hope Pastures, St Andrew, after he made an emergency stop.
Paulwell stated that he made a report to the police the following day and even provided a detailed report to the Firearm Licensing Authority.
On November 14, the Director of Public Prosecutions Paula Llewellyn announced that Paulwell is among five to be charged with negligence after losing their firearms.
– Candice Haughton