Wesley man convicted for discharging firearm in public

A Wesley  man, who pleaded guilty to discharging two firearms in public in his community, now have to pay almost $10,000 to the court today (February 3) or he could go to jail for two years.

Roger Samuel was fined $4,000 to be paid forthwith for the possession of  a firearm or he will spend nine months in prison. He was also fined $4,000 forthwith for the possession of ammunition. In default, he will spend another nine months in jail.

Samuel was ordered to pay two fines of $750 for discharging a 1.357 magnum revolver and 6.38 special ammunition in Wesley respectively. If he does not pay these sums today, he will face an additional six months in prison.

In mitigation, Samuel told the court that he was a fisherman who had found the firearms on a buoy while at sea and had kept them for two months.

Magistrate Candia George told the defendant that he should have turned over the weapons to the police as there had been gun amnesties in effect for some time now.

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  1. wesley peep
    February 5, 2011

    whats his petname /nick name cause i dont know no roger samuel from wesley

  2. Dee
    February 5, 2011

    the man is originally from castle bruce and a resident of woodfordhill and mister was suppose to face several additional charges including robbery, attempted murder, causing grievous bodily harm among other charges. dominica to soft, if is the states mister would be facing life behind bars, and for DNO further information the man is not a wesley man so stop giving wesley a bad name

  3. wait
    February 4, 2011

    Wait a minute that is not the same man who shot and almost killed the man the other day when they came to rob his house????? The man is not no fisherman!!! Those magistrate need to be careful when they let go these criminals back on the street. Why wasn’t he charged with attempted murder cause apparently they came to kill? hmm so many questions so many of them unanswered. Help us Lord!!!

  4. Honest Joe
    February 4, 2011

    I hope that you ]eeps know that even though one is in possesion of a valid license it is not permitted to discharge a firearm indiscrimately.If you do fire after someone you are supposed to report it to the authorities!! All this arbitrary talk is so nonsensical laws have to be obeyed or face the consequencies. Simple minds are going to waste.

  5. pat
    February 3, 2011

    penalty was not enough. next time $1,000,000 forthwith. make an example of these wild wild west.

    • Fairplay
      February 3, 2011

      That Lestrade man shot a man in his head outside Krazy Kokonuts last year ; NOTHING!!!
      But to shoot in the air ; SERIOUS FINES???

      • MAESTRO
        February 5, 2011

        Lestrade’s matter is indictable and must go through a Preliminary Stage at the low court then to the high court for trial. This matter was dealt with at the Magistrate Court. The Lestrade matter is a longer process like what exist for a case of Burglary,Rape or Grevious Bodily Harm. We should not be making uninformed comments. Here you are comparing matters without understanding the difference between the two situations. Peace.

    February 3, 2011

    cum on give de man a break cuz if i ever get a gun me not givin eat to de polic i kep it for protectshun and lik it or not he mayb from grand bay or wesley

    • gfrand bay massive
      February 3, 2011


    • pat
      February 3, 2011

      protection? go learn to spell…..

    • The truth
      February 4, 2011

      U illiterate fool. It’s people like u the government should give the firing squad. No trial. It’s clear that you have no education and no common sense. Absolute moron. Crawl back under whatever rock you came out from. The country is messed up because of fools like you. And you can’t even spell. That’s to show you didn’t even take primary school serious.

      • cowson
        February 5, 2011

        lol watch yourself with mr protectshun. he will come looking for u.

  7. for real?
    February 3, 2011


  8. for real?
    February 3, 2011


  9. good boy
    February 3, 2011

    He needs to be placed in confinment where he will learn to behave

  10. A Voice
    February 3, 2011

    Man, what wrong with these courts in DA?

    The guy was charged more for the possession than for the discharging. I would a charge mister $10,000 for each discharge and/or 5 years each respectively without any prejudice.

    He could a kill some innocent child or something…damn idiot!!

  11. the truth
    February 3, 2011

    thats all for firearm charges? dominica too lenient man? i mean come on! firearm charged once you find possession should be a minimum of five years. discharge should be a minimum of ten! you got to send a clear message out there to these people that this will not be tolerated.

    the guy probably paid more for the gun than you charging him. and secondly, if he using firearms its likely that he is involved in the drug trade which mean he can pay fines with no problem. further more, six months for firearm charges?

    reform on gun charges please! new legislation

  12. hummmm
    February 3, 2011

    cowboy in town

  13. surprised reader
    February 3, 2011

    again lord look down upon your children.

  14. the doc
    February 3, 2011

    the crime was committed before the “peace conference”

  15. Backyeard
    February 3, 2011

    wesley ! you again in the sport light ehhhh

    • Piper
      February 3, 2011

      Ask Gloria Shillingford where this man is from. I bet she will dig up his ancestry and tell you he is really from Grandbay or Portsmouth.

      • faith
        February 3, 2011

        so evry bad egg is from grand bay?wat grandbay ppl do all u dere eh….

        • Piper
          February 4, 2011

          No, not just Grandbay. Some of them come from Portsmouth. You blind or what?

  16. Law_Student
    February 3, 2011

    Wasn’t there a peace conference in the area? This man has no excuse. We hope he gets what he deserves.

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