Traffic officer is on remand following gun play Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

A Traffic Officer is on remand after an alleged incident involving a gun that occurred on Tapir Street on Friday, August 18, 2017.

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017, the 24-year-old Mario Vernon was escorted to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court where he appeared unrepresented before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza to answer to a single charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon upon his neighbor, 21-year-old Jervin Lewis.

In a report to police, Lewis said that he and Vernon had a misunderstanding on August 18, 2017 over money and that was when Vernon pointed a gun toward him. Fearing for his life, Lewis reported the incident and as a result, Vernon was detained and charged.

Vernon pleaded not guilty to the charge but due to the nature of the offense, bail was denied and he was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until October 26, 2017.