Man, woman charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle

Published on February 22, 2013

Amanda Murphy, 27, of St. John’s and James Christopher Tyson, 20, of C.B.S. are facing charges after the RNC found a sawed-off shotgun in their vehicle during a traffic stop on Topsail Road in Mount Pearl about 2:30 a.m. today.

The charges against both include possession of a weapon dangerous to the public (sawed-off shotgun), possessing a loaded restricted firearm with ammunition, and driving knowing there was a firearm in the vehicle.

Murphy is also charged with possession of a restricted weapon and ammunition and breaching a court recognizance.

Tyson is also charged with mischief by attempting to mislead police.

The firearm was seized at the time of the alleged offences and the vehicle was impounded.

Following a court appearance today, both have been held in custody until Monday. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone that has information in relation to this investigation is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at