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Four men charged for attack on retired Superintendent of Police Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

Two brothers and two others are accused of attacking a retired superintendent of Police. They have been identified as 24-year-old Darrell Brown, a Security Guard at the Princess Hotel & Casino, 29-year-old personal trainer Rayford Brown, Eckert Powell, a sales agent, and 25-year-old Aaron Tillett, a security guard at Sadie Vernon High School.

The first three appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser on Friday, August 18, 2017 while Tillett was not arraigned until Tuesday, August 22, 2017. At each of the arraignments, they were all unrepresented. The four men all pleaded not guilty to the single charge of wounding upon Francis Williams, a retired Superintendent of police who ended up losing a tooth at the end of the vicious attack.

It is alleged that the retired Superintendent of Police was in the area of Freedom and Unity Streets when he came upon a party in the area where the street was being blocked off. He got into an altercation with the men and as a result he came under attack.

According to Williams, he was waiting for the people to give him a way to pass when Powell punched him twice in the face. He exited the vehicle and was hit in the head with a bottle. He fell to the ground and that was when the Brown brothers attacked him. As a result, he lost a tooth and his cellular phone and had to be rushed to the KHMH for treatment where his injuries were classified as wounding.

Prosecutor in the case objected to bail. The men claimed that the allegations made by Williams were untrue. Rayford Brown claims that he helped the victim with his injuries instead of hurting him. He was granted bail. Darrell Brown and Eckert Powell were denied bail and were remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until October 19, 2017 while Tillett was remanded until September 21, 2017.