A Wireless Road family of three, who was involved in an altercation with the police on Sunday, is now charged with a number of offences.
According to a Stratcom release, On Tuesday, the police charged Hezekiah Parker Jr. of Wireless Road with Unlawful Possession of one 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol; Possession of 9 rounds of 9mm ammunition, and Battery on Police.
His father Hezekiah Parker Sr, 63 was also charged with Unlawful Possession of one 9mm PX 4 Storm berretta Pistol; Unlawful possession of 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition; Attempted Murder; Battery on Police, and three counts of Obstructing a Police Officer in the execution of his duty.
Charges were also brought against the mother and wife, 63yrs-old Mary Cynthia Parker. She was charged with three counts of Obstructing a Police Officer in the execution of his duty; two counts of Battery on Police and Malicious Damage.
It was reported that the police were on mobile patrol in the Wireless Road area, when they spotted Hezekiah Parker Jr driving a Silver Toyota Altezza motor car, and acting suspicious. The officers pursued the vehicle, which came to a stop just outside the Parker’s Residence. Hezekiah Jr was seen hustling from the vehicle, clutching to his trousers waist in a suspicious manner.
The officers gave chase and held on to him outside his home. A struggle ensued at which time the police found a loaded 9mm Colt Luger Pistol concealed within his waist.
His mother and father also exited the house and joined in the struggle. Hezekiah Snr, a former Sergeant of Police managed to grab hold of one of the officers’ firearm and aimed at the officer, while squeezing the trigger.
Lucky for the officer, his weapon was still on safety. Two other officers sustained bite injuries about their bodies and had their clothes torn.
They were all arrested and taken into custody. Hezekiah Jr, who was recently released on bail for an alleged gun crime, also served time at Her Majesty’s Prison for a number of other gun related and serious offences.