Dylan Jessen has pleaded guilty to
Jessen, 22, of Blakeview, appeared in the
Elizabeth Magistrates Court today by video link.
The former footballer, who has the words
"Terror Team" tattooed across his forehead, has been in the
Adelaide Remand Centre since February, when he surrendered
himself to police.
Prosecutors had alleged that on November 28
police seized a loaded .22 calibre Astra handgun from the
underpants of Jessen's friend - Jaymee Renee Noble, 22, of
Redwood Park - during a search.
GALLERY: The making of a Fink
A .22 Astra pistol similar to the one
hidden by Jessen in his girlfriend's underpants
They charged Jessen with the unlawful
possession of that item - and with defacing it to remove its
serial number - because his DNA profile was allegedly found on
Last week, adelaidenow revealed the gun
was one of several that had gone missing from city firing range
Marksman Training Systems.
In its appeal against the cancellation of its
firearms licence, Marksman quotes Chief Inspector Paul Ralphs of
SA Police's firearms branch.
He states 10 firearms were still missing and
three were found by police "in the hands of criminal elements",
including the .22 calibre Astra.
Marksman has been granted a stay of the
cancellation of its licence pending determination of its appeal.
Today, Jessen pleaded guilty to possessing and
defacing an unregistered firearm, and to failing to keep the
weapon separate from its ammunition.
Magistrate Maria Panagiotidis remanded him in
custody for sentencing, in the District Court, next month.
Noble, who faced court in person, pleaded not
guilty to three firearms offences.
She was remanded on continuing bail to stand
trial in the District Court.