Police charge local teenager after report of gun near school
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.