Curfew suspect denies gun in station claim

Curfew suspect allegedly had loaded gun in Nassau Police Station

NASSAU-A man on Tuesday denied that police caught him with a loaded handgun at the Nassau Street Police Station.

Prosecutors allege that they found a .40 pistol along with six unfired rounds of ammunition while searching Philip Taylor at the station on June 7.

Officers took him to the Nassau Street Police Station after they arrested him for allegedly breaking the national curfew.

Police said that they met Taylor on West Street when he should have been inside his home.

However, Taylor denied charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of ammunition and violation of curfew at his arraignment before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt.

She refused him bail on the firearm and ammunition charges as magistrates lack the authority to consider bail for the charges.

Taylor returns to court for trial on September 18.