Remanded for unlicensed firearm Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

Ignatius Williams, a 24-year-old native of Dangriga Town who now resides in Belize City, was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on two firearm related offenses on Friday, March 23, 2018. Williams, who was unrepresented, appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser where he was read two criminal offenses of kept prohibited firearm and kept prohibited ammunitions after he was found in possession of a .45 Taurus brand firearm along with 6 live rounds of .45 ammunitions.

In court, Williams pleaded not guilty to both charges but due to the nature of the offenses, bail was denied and he was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until May 10, 2018.

According to police, on Thursday, March 22, 2018, PC Elvis Guzman and others were on a mobile patrol when their attention was drawn to a man riding a bicycle on Cemetery Road, going contrary to the flow of traffic. Upon seeing the police, that man began to act suspiciously and made an about turn.

Police set chase behind him and he was seen abandoning his bicycle and running into a yard on Mosul Street. There, he threw an object under a white pick-up that was parked on Mosul Street. He then ran towards a night club and managed to escape. He was eventually identified as Ignatius Williams and was later detained, arrested, and charged.