Ex-prison officer charged for assaulting an attorney Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 September 2017 00:00

Attorney and former DPP Prosecutor, Leroy Banner, reported to police that on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Cricket Field in Double Head cabbage, he was assaulted by two men known to him.

One of the alleged attackers was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on September 1, 2017 where he appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser. He is Calbert Reynolds, a 28-year-old former prison officer. In court where he was unrepresented, Reynolds was read two criminal offenses, aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument and threatening words. He pleaded not guilty to both charges.

According to Banner, he was ambushed by Reynolds and another man who were armed with a Belikin bottle and a cricket bat. They threatened to burst his face and he became fearful for his life.

There was no objection to bail by the court prosecutor Christopher Smith. Reynolds was offered bail in the sum of $600 plus one surety of the same which he was able to meet.