Ignatius Williams offered bail for unlicensed firearm Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 April 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 appeared unrepresented 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.

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. He was seen going contrary to the flow of traffic and upon seeing the police, he began to act suspiciously and made an about turn.

The 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 parked white pick-up. He then ran towards a night club and managed to escape. Upon inspection of the object, it was found to be a homemade shotgun. The man was eventually identified as Ignatius Williams and was later detained, arrested, and charged.

On Friday, April 20, Supreme Court Justice Colin Williams offered him bail in the sum of $5,000. As part of his bail condition, he is ordered to report to the Mahogany Street Police Station every Friday until his case is complete. He is due back in court on May 10, 2018