WATERLOO -- A 16-year-old who was with one of four people arrested on murder charges Friday afternoon received charges of his own after a brief foot pursuit.
Demond Deon Rollins, 16, of 209 Thompson Ave., was charged with carrying weapons, possession of a weapon by a felon, interference with official acts while carrying a firearm and possession of marijuana.
He was taken into custody with juvenile detention services.
According to Waterloo Police, Rollins was walking down Elm Street north of Courtland Avenue with Doncorrion Spates, 15, at about 4:50 p.m. Friday when police attempted to arrest Spates on murder charges in the death of Otavious Brown in July.
Both began to run away from officers, according to police reports.
According to the police report, Rollins allegedly was seen taking a handgun he was carrying and attempting to throw it on top of the roof of a garage located behind 423 Fowler St. The handgun instead hit the side of the roof and feel to the ground next to Rollins.
Rollins is the brother of Armand Rollins, 17, another one of the four arrested on murder charges in the death of Otavious Brown.