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Rockville driver set free after alleged gunplay Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 June 2017 00:00

An alleged gunplay in the village of Rockville landed Mario Rivera, a driver, into police custody where he was charged with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm upon another villager, Jerome Staine. Rivera would have usually been remanded to jail without bail but luckily, the victim has told the court that he wanted no court action.

Prior to that decision from Staine, Rivera, who was unrepresented, was brought before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza on June 6, 2017. He was read a single charge of aggravated assault with a firearm to which he pleaded not guilty. He was unrepresented in court and was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until August 8, 2017. Staine subsequently made his decision and the family of Rivera quickly called attorney Bryan Neal who was able to get the matter to be disposed of.