Collins man who ran from Police is sentenced to 18 months in prison for third firearm-related offence

Tony Henry, the man who ran from a stop-and-search operation in the Wallings/John Hughes area earlier this month, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Henry appeared in the St. John’s Magistrates Court on Monday, September 12, before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh, and pleaded guilty to several charges.

He had been charged last Friday, September 9, with unlawful possession of a firearm; possession of eight 9mm rounds of ammunition; possession of 357 grammes of cannabis; driving without a licence; and driving without insurance.

Reportedly, this instance was Henry’s third firearm offence. He was recently convicted in the All Saints Magistrates Court and, in 2013, Chief Magistrate Walsh recounts that he was caught with a brand new firearm at the Public Market and was subsequently jailed.

At the time of the search, Henry, 30, of Collins ran from law-enforcement personnel, leaving behind the car in which the illegal items – including hollow-point bullets and a modified flare gun – were found.

The car reportedly belongs to his father, on whose farm Henry claims to be employed.