Michael Shawn Whylie Busted with 9 mm Pistol Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00

Majestic Alley resident, 20-year-old Michael Shawn Whylie, was busted with a 9 mm pistol on Easter Monday, April 21. Police say that at about 5:10 p.m. that evening they acted upon information received and conducted a search upon Whylie through Majestic Alley but nothing incriminating was found on him. Police then accompanied Whylie to his home in the alley where he opened the door and a search was conducted inside the house. Nothing was found inside the house. Police then took their search into his yard and that’s was when they found a black 9 mm handgun hidden under the house behind a piece of zinc. The gun was loaded with five live rounds of ammunition. Whylie was detained after he could not produce a license for the gun and ammunition.

Whylie was taken to the Magistrates Court on Wednesday, April 23, where he appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith to answer to charges of keeping a firearm without a gun license and keeping ammunition without a license. He was unrepresented in court and pleaded not guilty to both charges. Due to the nature of the offenses, he was denied bail and remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until his next scheduled court appearance on June 3.