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Deaf man remanded to prison over alleged gunplay Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

A deaf man who was taken into police custody for an alleged gunplay is now on remanded at the Belize Central Prison. He is 41year-old Gaylon Foreman, a resident of Ladyville. He was charged with a single count of aggravated assault with a firearm upon Lion Bennett which is alleged to have occurred on May 5, 2017 in Ladyville.

Foreman, represented by attorney Simeon Sampson, appeared before Magistrate Aretha Ford on Friday, September 8, 2017. Given his disability, a translator was provided. She signed the charge being read against him to which he pleaded not guilty. Due to the nature of the offense, he was denied bail and remanded to the Belize Central Prison until November 8, 2017.

During his arraignment, Foreman, through his attorney and translator, said that while in custody he became ill. Magistrate Ford ordered that he be taken to seek medical attention before being taken into custody.