Po­lice charge lo­cal teenager af­ter re­port of gun near school

Kent County News - - OPINION - By TR­ISH MCGEE pm­[email protected]­coun­tynews.com

CHESTERTOWN — A teenager on Thurs­day, Nov. 29 was charged with pos­ses­sion of a con­cealed dan­ger­ous weapon and tres­pass­ing af­ter he was found in the play­ground area of Chestertown Chris­tian Academy with what turned out to be a BB/pel­let gun.

No in­juries were re­ported. Po­lice iden­ti­fied the teen as 19-year-old Deon­ice Daquan Wil­son of Chestertown.

Wil­son also was charged with dis­or­derly con­duct and dis­turb­ing school op­er­a­tion.

He was re­leased on per­sonal re­cog­ni­zance.

Lt. John Dol­gos of the Chestertown Po­lice De­part- ment said po­lice were alerted at about 1:30 p.m. af­ter a passerby called 911 to re­port that a male was in pos­ses­sion of a gun near the school, which is lo­cated in the 400-block of Morgnec Road.

The Chestertown Po­lice Depart­ment and Kent County Sher­iff’s Of­fice re­sponded im­me­di­ately. The first law­man on the scene, PFC Marty Heine­field of the CPD, was there within a minute, Lt. Dol­gos said.

The school was placed on lock­down.

PFC Heine­field was able to take Wil­son into cus­tody with­out in­ci­dent.

What ini­tially was be­lieved to be a hand­gun was a BB/ pel­let gun, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

PFC Heine­field re­ported that he found Wil­son sit­ting on a pic­nic ta­ble to the side of the school. The gun was on the ground about 5 feet away from Wil­son, ac­cord­ing to court records.

In court doc­u­ments, PFC Heine­field de­scribed the gun as a “semi-au­to­matic type gun.”

Wil­son told po­lice that the gun was a BB gun.

“At the ini­tial look at the gun, through my train­ing and ex­pe­ri­ence with hand­guns, it ap­peared to be a real hand­gun from the dis­tance I was at,” PFC Heine­field wrote in the ap­pli­ca­tion for charges.

PFC Heine­field said the gun did not have any orange tip on the bar­rel, which is re­quired for toy guns.

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