Dwight Simmons sentenced to 13 years Imprisonment

Turks and Caicos, March 20, 2017 – Providenciales -On Friday 17th March 2017, in the Grand Turk Supreme Court, 34 year old Dwight Simmons pleaded guilty to numerous firearm related offences in connection with a report that was made on Monday 4th November 2016 in Blue Hills Providenciales.

Around 9pm on that date, Mr. Simmons entered the City Market Store located on the Millennium Highway with masked on and demanded cash after firing shots inside. He was tackled and subdued by customers inside of the store and restrained until police arrived. He was arrested and charged. He was sentenced to five (5) years for Carrying Ammunition, five (5) years for Carrying Firearm, thirteen (13) years for Discharging firearm and Thirteen (13) years for Robbery.

Update: Three males who escaped Prison Custody on December 2nd 2016 was also sentenced on Friday in the Magistrate’s Court for Escaping Lawful Custody. Randell Rigby sentenced to 9 months, Stavon Harris and Henrico Morris sentenced to 10 months each.

Press Release: RTCIPF

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