Banner
Man pleads guity to possession of .40mm bullet, entire family still remanded Print E-mail
( 0 Votes )
Written by Administrator   
Thursday, 10 January 2013 00:00

PatrickPatrick Gordon, 51, was sentenced to 3 years  in prison after he pleaded guilty to possession of a .40 mm caliber bullet and 6 months for smoking weed inside his Sawmill Area home in Hattieville.

On Thursday, January 3rd, at about 8:00a.m., police executed a search at Gordon’s house where they found the bullet inside a carton box under a bed inside the house. As a result of the discovery, everyone at home at the time was taken to court and charged for keeping prohibited ammunition. Police also say that upon entering the house they smelled marijuana smoke.

Patrick Gordon, his common-law wife, 45-year-old Karen Gillett, her older daughter, 25-year-old Rondean Gillett, her 18-year-old daughter, Sheridean Gillett and her 17-year-old daughter, were taken to court and appeared before Magistrate Dale Cayetano on Thursday afternoon. Gordon pleaded guilty to the offence of keeping the ammunition and smoking weed. He told the court, “I was wrong for holding it in my house but I wish that the court would have leniency on my family.” He was then sentenced to 3 years for the ammunition and 6 months for smoking weed.

The charges were not withdrawn against the rest of the family since the prosecutor indicated to the court that he would have to get a directive from the Director of Public Prosecutions on whether to withdraw charges against the others.

The family was then remanded, the four adults went to prison while the 17-year-old minor was remanded to the Belize Youth Hostel until March 11th. 

It is noteworthy that Patrick Gordon has a rap sheet with 21 convictions. They stem back to 1996 when he was first convicted for burglary and sentenced to 2 years. He has convictions for possession of a controlled drug, as many as 10 for possession of a pipe, armed with weapon, grievous harm, theft, displaying gang membership, harm, and possession of utensils, attempted burglary among others.