Ottos man involved in shootout with police receives 14 months, and Villa resident is sent up to prison for just a little longer

After being remanded to await sentencing, last Friday, May 26, Alvin Spencer has been sentenced to 14 months at His Majesty’s Prison.  He was one of two Ottos residents who allegedly were involved in a shootout with police officers.   

Spencer reappeared in the St. John’s Magistrates Court before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh on Tuesday, May 30, at which time he was sentenced to six months on the ammunition charge and eight months for possession of hashish.

Spencer, 33, is well known to the court and had been arrested with 30-year-old Kadeem Henry after the incident that took place on Wednesday night, May 24.

He was charged with possession of 780 grammes of hashish and two rounds of 9 mm ammunition and pleaded guilty to the offences.

However, Henry denied the charges, and the prosecution offered no evidence against him.

Meanwhile, Elvis Pelle was sent to prison for 15 months on charges of possession of a gun and ammunition, to which he pleaded guilty last Wednesday, May 24.

Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh sentenced him to one year on the firearm possession charge and three months for the ammunition.

Pelle was arrested and charged by the police last Tuesday, May 23, for unlawful possession of a .25 mm pistol and possession of three rounds of corresponding ammunition. 

Pelle, 21, of Villa, had a search warrant executed at his house by police officers on Sunday, May 21.  During the exercise, officers discovered the illegal items and he was taken into custody.

He faces other charges related to robbery of an undisclosed amount of cash from a resident of Yorks.  This incident is alleged to have occurred on April 11, in Villa.