Home detention for serious firearms offender

A MOUNT Gambier man will spend seven months and nine days on home detention after police located a .22 calibre bolt action rifle in the roof of his partner’s home last year.

Benjamin James Jackway, 27, appeared in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court to be sentenced for serious firearms charges and cultivating cannabis.

The prosecution said police searched Jackway’s partner’s house on November 10, 2016, and found a firearm in the ceiling of the premises.

The house was searched on the same day police were trying to locate Victorian fugitive Lachlan Mitchell and Ethan Geebung after they threatened a man at gunpoint on

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