Ex-Cop jai­led, two others re­mand­ed for il­legal gun, am­mo

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

De­von Cha­se, a for­mer po­li­ce­man who ser­ved in the Tac­ti­cal Ser­vi­ce Unit (TSU) for fi­ve ye­ars, was jai­led for a to­tal of four ye­ars and fi­ned $60,000 for an un­li­cen­sed gun and mat­ching am­mu­ni­ti­on he kept in his pos­ses­si­on for pro­tec­ti­on. Cha­se, 30, of Al­bouys­to­wn, Ge­or­ge­to­wn; Fre­de­rick Boy­ce, 32, of East Coast De­me­ra­ra and Eloy Li­van, 28, of , Ge­or­ge­to­wn; we­re cap­tu­red by po­li­ce du­ring a high speed cha­se on Mon­day 14, last, at La­ma­ha and Re­pu­blic Streets, New­to­wn, Ge­or­ge­to­wn. The for­mer cop and the men we­re oc­cu­pants of a hea­vi­ly-tin­ted silver grey Toyo­ta Pre­mio, be­a­ring fa­ke re­gi­stra­ti­on num­ber HB 7412.

The ve­hi­cle was pur­sued by two po­li­ce­men on mo­tor­cy­cles af­ter the oc­cu­pants of the ve­hi­cle we­re ob­ser­ved to be ac­ting sus­pi­cious­ly. Ac­cor­ding to re­ports, on the day in ques­ti­on, po­li­ce re­cei­ved in­for­ma­ti­on that so­me men in a car we­re plan­ning to rob a gas sta­ti­on. Soon af­ter, the hea­vi­ly-tin­ted car fit­ting the de­scrip­ti­on was spot­ted by ranks from Im­pact Ba­se. The dri­ver of the car upon see­ing the po­li­ce ve­hi­cle re­por­ted­ly ac­ce­le­ra­ted and even­tu­al­ly led po­li­ce on a high speed cha­se in Ge­or­ge­to­wn. The cha­se en­ded af­ter the car cras­hed, co­ming to a halt in a ditch. Cal­vin Bru­tus, Com­man­der of Po­li­ce ‘A’ Di­vi­si­on con­fir­med that a 9mm Tau­rus pistol and 10 li­ve rounds we­re found in the car. Mon­day, the men ap­pe­a­red be­fo­re Chief Ma­gi­stra­te Ann McLen­nan in the Ge­or­ge­to­wn Ma­gi­stra­tes’ Courts just af­ter noon. They we­re in­di­ca­ted for il­legal fire­arm and am­mu­ni­ti­on; rob­be­ry un­der-arms and frau­du­lent­ly imi­ta­ting iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on marks on a re­gis­tered mo­tor­car.

They we­re joint­ly char­ged for al­le­gedly ha­ving the fire­arm in their pos­ses­si­on when they we­re not hol­ders of fire­arms li­cen­ses on No­vem­ber 14. It was fur­ther al­le­ged that they had 10 li­ve rounds of am­mu­ni­ti­on. Cha­se, who was re­pre­sen­ted by At­tor­ney Bet­ti­na Glas­ford, plea­ded guil­ty to the char­ge; his coac­cu­sed plea­ded not guil­ty.


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