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Sep 30, 2011

Middle Island Caye watchman in jail for weapon

Sebastian Cocom

A watchman of Middle Island Caye has been behind bars for the past three days for guns and ammunition that he claims belong to his employer. Fifty-seven year old Sebastian Cocom was arraigned this past Tuesday on two counts of Kept Firearm without a Gun License for a sixteen gauge shotgun and a rifle that were found at his workplace on September sixteenth.  He was additionally charged with three counts of Kept Ammunition without a Gun License twenty-two rounds of assorted ammunition. Today he appeared in court expecting good news, since his boss, Ricardo Castillo, was to provide documents for the weapons in court and clear his name. But Castillo was a no-show and bail was not an option for Cocom, who is facing another month behind bars since his next court appearance is on November third.

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9 Responses for “Middle Island Caye watchman in jail for weapon”

  1. I Have Awaken says:

    wow, this poor man’s employer is a genuine douchebag. Welcome to land of laws that screw the innocent while the real criminals walk free.

  2. islander says:

    Sounds like a genuinely poor guy in need of a job who got screwed over by his boss. JAIL HIS BOSS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Mel says:

    This is wrong and great injustice. The owner should be charged. This guy is probably poor and his life has been made worse with this. What a great injustice!

  4. Eda Chavarria says:

    MY HEART JUST FELL WHEN I READ THIS STORY. HERE IS A N ELDER MAN TRYING TO EARN AN EARNEST LIVING FAR AWAY FROM HOME. PUTTING HIS LIFE IN DANGER WORKING FOR MR. CASTILLO AND NOW HE IS IN JAIL.
    I FEEL LIKE COMING AFTER CASTILLO MYSELF. JAIL HIM. IF I WAS THE FAMILY I WOLD SUE HIS A… I WILL BE PRAYING FOR HIM.

  5. CEO says:

    This is crap! Belizean laws at its best!

    The law should change and make it mandetory that the property owner also get arrested automatically especialy if it is a place of business.

  6. Belize says:

    Mr. Castillo, Man up for your guns… the prison is no place for a hard working senior citizen.

  7. kirian azueta says:

    this man looks innocent jus trying to survive and make his money thrugh the right way and now this to happen to him. he was jus doing his job and fooled by his emplyer bring charges to him hes saying the truth. but again we pay the price for the criminals. am sorry to say but belize is manage by a group of @$$holes. starting from our officaials and government.

  8. belizeanpride says:

    typical case where the poor gets screwed but the rich walks away grinning like stupid. hope castillo someday steps up like a man for letting down this elderly man who tried to work decent but got screwed by his ungrateful boss s.o.b

  9. concerned citizen says:

    I know Mr Cocom he is from Succotz he is not a trouble maker he is a poor man in need of a job
    he would never have money to afford fire arms and for what.
    I request the authorities to consider where he is, is not a house of his own where he could keep weapons for himself. let justice prevail in Belize. dont punish the inocent while the criminals walk free

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