Nineteen year old Said Pike, one of three persons charged with two counts of kept firearm and two counts of kept ammunition without a gun license, escaped from Court yesterday morning after Magistrate Roberto Ordonez found him and the others guilty of the charges and sentenced them to four years imprisonment. The prosecutor, corporal Noel Muschamp, pursued Pike, and with the help of other police officers, captured him shortly afterwards in the building that houses the Human Services Department, located on Regent Street. Pike pleaded guilty to escape when he was taken this afternoon to Court. He begged for leniency and Magistrate Adolph Lucas Jr. fined him $1,000.00 and gave him until November 30 to pay. If he defaults on payment he will serve 10 months. The others convicted along with Pike for the firearm and ammunition offences were 23 year old Kareem Heusner and 34 year old Marlon Budran. On November 24, 2010, the police searched a house, located on Regent Street and found two nine millimeter pistols in the bathroom. One pistol was in one rubber boot and the other pistol was in the other boot. One pistol contained 12 rounds of ammunition and the other had seven rounds. Pike, Budran, Heusner and Clifton Flores were present in the house at the time. Flores, however, was shot and killed before he was brought to trial. A fifth person, Budran’s common-law wife, Bridget White, was also charged but the charges were dismissed fromm her because she was not at home at the time.
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