Family of Four Arrested After Gun Found in Home

Family of Four Arrested After Gun Found in Home

A family of four was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts Anderson after a gun was found inside their home.  23-year-old, Shackeem Francis Ferguson, a Construction Worker of #10Joe Lewis Road, Ladyville, his girlfriend,  Kelly Sanchez, his sister, Shantel Ferguson and Randolph Mckoy.  While McKoy had taken responsibility for the firearm, the magistrate remanded all four persons to the Belize Central Prison until May 19.  As for McKoy, the magistrate has deferred sentencing until May 19.  The group were all read two gun related offenses, specifically, one count of kept firearm and one count of kept ammunition without a gun license.  The charges stem from last Friday when Police found a point-thirty-eight Smith and Wesson pistol and one S & B live round of ammunition inside Ferguson’s home on Lewis Street in Ladyville.  A search was prompted after one Police officer noted that one of the residents was seen throwing a weapons insde the house.  Less than two years ago, Ferguson was charged with shooting at 62-year-old, Diamantina Hernandez who happens to be the mother of James Bainton who was killed last week near the Ladyville community center.  Ferguson was charged with attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm upon Hernandez and remanded to prison.  He was later granted bail, and still has that trial pending for attempted murder.

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