Pawnshop owner gets suspended 2-year sentence

Illegal gun, ammo

Almost one year after being arraigned on an illegal possession charge proprietor of Brothers Pawn Shop was on Friday handed a suspended two-year jail term.
Freeman Fordyce was charged for the illegal possession of a Smith & Wesson 9 mm pistol along with 15 live rounds of matching ammunition. On Friday, almost one year after the initial charge was instituted the businessman was found guilty of the offence.
It was reported that Fordyce was nabbed with the firearm in his crotch, at his jewelry and pawnshop, located at George and Princess Streets, Werk-en-Rust on May 5, 2017 when he was not the holder of a firearm license.
In court on Friday defense attorney, Nigel Hughes, begged for leniency on behalf of his client. The suspended sentence was handed down by Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. In addition, he was also fined $60,000.