By JOEY NACALABAN, Correspondent
A BARANGAY chairman spent the night in detention after he was arrested by the police in connection with a case for grave threats.
Capt. Jerson Estanilla, Lumbia police commander, identified the barangay chairman as Jason Magay of Besigan, this city.
He said the official was arrested at around 10 am Tuesday because of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Henry Damasing of the Regional Trial Court Branch 24.
Magay was sued by one Delfin Tantohay who accused the village official of making threats.
Estanilla said Magay’s arrest was unplanned. “Nakaanhi si kapitan sa among estasyon para unta sa pagpangutana mahitungod sa among programa sa Barangay Drug Abuse Council pero timing nga miabot pud ang warrant server, mao to amo nalang gidakop.”
Estanilla said Magay did not resist arrest.
The barangay chairman was brought into a mini-cell with other detainees where he spent the night.
Estanilla said the police did not give Magay any special treatment to show that the law respects no one.
Meanwhile, a street vendor was arrested by the police for being armed with a knife on Tuesday night.
Police alleged that the suspect also had marjuana leaves with him.
Capt. Ernesto Sanchez, Cogon police deputy commander, identified the suspect as Larry Solis, 23, of Barangay Puntod, this city.
Sanchez said he and his men were implementing “Oplan Bakal Sita” along Daumar street at around 10:30 pm when they saw Solis, a “kwek-kwek” vendor with a hunting knife tucked in the waist.
“Amo dayong giduolan kay kamulo man siya tan-aw sa nag-billiard ug among gikuha ang mahait nga hinagiban. Sa among pag-body search kaniya, among nakita ang marjuana gibutang sa sachet,” he said.
The suspect said the knife and the marijuana were just given to him by someone he did not know.
“Abi kog swerte na demalas man diay,” Solis said.