A man who was charged after he was held with a licenced firearm near a polling station during the September 2020 general election, was freed when he appeared in the St. Catherine Parish Court on Wednesday. Ian Walters, a 56-year-old tanker driver, had also been charged with failing to hand over his firearm to a police officer. It was reported that Mr. Walters was in the vicinity of the polling station at the Holiness Temple Basic School in St. Catherine when he was seen with the firearm in his waistband. Mr. Walters was asked by the police to produce his firearm for inspection but refused. He eventually handed over the gun on the third request of the police. His attorney, Peter Champagnie, argued that legislation exempted Mr. Walters who was preparing to cast his vote. Mr. Champagnie also argued that his client did not refuse to hand over his firearm. The prosecution withdrew the charges against Mr. Walters.