Two married Georgia deputies have been arrested in Mexico for bringing their weapons throughout the border for his or her security, officers mentioned Monday.
Crisp County sheriff’s Deputies Martelle Davis, 36, and Shawana Davis, 31, have been arrested on Aug. 23 whereas on trip in Cancun on fees of possession of weapons, magazines and reside ammunition, officers mentioned. The pair is out on bond and returned to the U.S. on Monday.
Their weapons have been discovered of their baggage throughout a customs verify, WFXL-TV reported.
“After working carefully with officers within the U.S. and Mexico to resolve the difficulty, the 2 have been launched late Saturday on bond,” Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock mentioned. “I can not thank all these on a State and Federal degree who took my telephone calls to help sufficient. Each performed an vital position within the launch of those two deputies. Our prayers have been answered.”
Martelle Davis had been with the sheriff’s workplace since 2014 and Shawana Davis joined the company as a faculty useful resource officer, in accordance with 13 WMAZ.
Hancock mentioned the 2 didn’t’ violate company coverage, however violated Mexican legislation.
“Mexican legislation says that you just can’t deliver a firearm into their nation,” he mentioned. “They’re licensed legislation enforcement officers. They’re skilled to guard folks, in order that they carried their weapons with them pondering of their minds that they’re going to do what they do day by day. Defend folks and shield myself.”
He added that the pair took weapons with them on their journey due to the current homicides within the vacationer resort space.
Eight our bodies – two of which have been dismembered and shoved in plastic luggage – have been discovered on the streets of Cancun on Tuesday, prosecutors mentioned. The favored Mexican resort city has seen an uptick in violence in current months. In April, 14 murders have been reported in 36 hours.
The U.S. State Division issued a journey advisory earlier this month, telling vacationers to “train elevated warning in Mexico because of crime.”
Hancock mentioned there shall be an inner investigation.