St Ann man freed of gun, wounding and robbery charges


A man walked out of the St Ann Circuit Court last Wednesday as the prosecution offered no evidence against him on gun related charges because the complainants had no further interest in the case.

The man, Ricardo Williams, had been indicted on charges of illegal possession of firearm, two counts of wounding with intent and two counts of robbery with aggravation.

Allegations are that on September 4, 2015, Williams reportedly had a firearm in his possession that was not in accordance with the terms of a firearm user’s license. He also used that same firearm in carrying out a robbery.

Further allegations are that on the same date in question, Williams wounded a man and a woman with the intention to cause them grievous bodily harm.

Williams allegedly used the firearm to steal cash, a black Alcatel phone and a tablet from the complainants.

In court, the prosecutor revealed that there was a difficulty with the identification surrounding the accused that would cause a difficulty in the case proceeding against Williams.

In addition, the prosecutor said the investigating officer also provided statements from the complainants, which indicated that they had no further interest in the case.

No evidence was later offered against Williams in the case, who was later freed by presiding judge Justice Glen Brown.