A MAN on parole when he was allegedly found with a loaded sawn-off gun in a bedroom will remain behind bars until later this month.
Jake Carter is subject to a firearms and weapons prohibition order and was found in the bedroom of the Donnelly Street unit in Armidale when police went knocking last week.
The 24-year-old reappeared in Armidale Local Court on Monday and did not enter pleas to the six charges. He made no application for bail and it was formally refused by magistrate Michael Holmes.
Carter is accused of possessing ammunition, acquiring ammunition and a firearm while subject to a prohibition order, possessing a shortened firearm, an unregistered and prohibited firearm, and possessing a prohibited drug, after police allegedly found a small quantity of ice.
Target Action Group (TAG) officers searched the unit and seized .22 calibre rifle that was sawn-off and shortened – a prohibited firearm – as well as a .22 calibre round in a resealable bag under bed linen in the bedroom.
Police served the firearms prohibition order on Carter in August, and if found guilty of acquiring the prohibited firearm while subject to the order, he faces a maximum of 14 years jail.
Police said last week the firearm would undergo forensic examination as police continue to investigate.
Officers went to the unit last Thursday to arrest the accused on a revocation of parole warrant.
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