ORMOC CITY-A businessman was detained at the locked-up cell after he was arrested for creating an alarm and scandal in Merida, Leyte.

Merida town police chief Major Ian Po identified the suspect as Christopher Cabantoy, 40, a businessman involved in bolo making, and a resident of Sitio Manga Brgy. Seguinon, Albuera, also in Leyte.

Case investigator Police Senior Master Sergeant Adorberto B Carba Jr, in an interview said that at about 12:30 noon on Wednesday (Sept.13), they received a cellular phone call from a concerned citizen informing them that the suspect was creating trouble at Sitio Daos-os, Brgy. Lamanoc, Merida, Leyte.

He said that they immediately responded by proceeding to the area which resulted in the arrest of the suspect for alarm and scandal and violation of RA 10591.

Confiscated from his possession was a one 45 caliber pistol with magazine inserted with six live ammunitions.

Carba disclosed that the suspect had an altercation with his live-in partner in their house in Albuera and the woman reportedly went to his family in Merida.

The suspect allegedly arrived in the Merida at midday and started to look for his partner but failed to find her whereabouts.

The suspect allegedly pulled out his firearm and poke this to all the persons there while asking about the whereabouts of his live-in partner.

Charges of Violations of RA 10591, the Comprehensive Law against Illegal Possession of Firearms, Ammunitions, and Explosives in relation to COMELEC Resolution No. 10918 was filed by the apprehending police against the suspect who is temporarily detained at the Merida MPS locked-up cell. (ROBERT DEJON)