Man charged for unlicensed firearm

Police believe that 35 year old labourer Deshawn Craig of Caesar Ridge Road, Belize City, may be on the hook for a stolen gun which he allegedly tried to get rid of when police visited his home this week.

On Wednesday, Deshawn Craig pleaded not guilty to keeping firearm and ammunition without a gun license, before Magistrate Herbert Panton, who remanded him into custody until October 24.

Around 9:50 a.m. on Monday, September 1, police say they were pursuing a man they believed was involved in a robbery attempt, and they went to Craig’s residence. They said that upon their arrival Deshawn Craig ran out of his house and he threw a plastic bag over a fence. The police said that when they retrieved the bag it contained a black 9 millimeter pistol with 6 rounds of ammunition in its magazine. The police say they believe that the gun was stolen and they are investigating to possibly further charge Deshawn Craig with handling stolen goods.

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