Parents of a 9-years-old boy accused of allegedly stealing guns and ammunition have voiced their doubts over his innocence.
In a letter to the family, parents of Joshua Lacy, a second-grader at Northside High School in Broward County, Florida, said they were disappointed that the 9-Year-Old was allegedly charged with the crime and that they believe that his arrest was an attempt to cover up the crime.
“This boy has not done anything wrong.
This boy is just a good boy,” the letter read.
The family also questioned the lack of a search warrant and why Lacy’s mother waited for the police to arrive at her son’s home before searching the house.
A search warrant was executed, but it was not immediately clear whether a search was conducted at Lacys house, according to the letter.
They also expressed their frustration that Lacy was not given a full police report.
“It is obvious that the parents had no intention of doing anything that would lead the police or the court to the truth, which is that Joshua Lacey has committed this crime,” the parents wrote.
“As a parent, I believe that if this child was charged with this crime and his mom was not aware of the fact that he had a gun in his possession, then that would be very concerning.”
The letter also questioned why Lacey was arrested even though his parents were told he had not done any of the things listed in the arrest warrant, such as stealing a handgun.
“If the parents of this child did not know about his weapons and ammunition theft, they should have contacted law enforcement immediately and requested to see the gun or ammunition,” the family wrote.
Police officers in Browards district attorney’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.