Bail granted to cop who refused to pay for meal Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 October 2017 00:00

A Corporal of police attached to the Cayo Police Formation who is being accused of committing an aggravated assault was arraigned before Magistrate Michelle Trapp on Friday, September 29, 2017. He is 39-year-old Steven Parham, a resident of Santa Elena and now interdicted corporal of the Cayo Police Formation.

The allegations against Parham are that while attending training with the Gang Resistance Education and Training he visited the New Asia restaurant in Belize City. He ordered a meal and after finishing, he refused to pay and instead drew his firearm at the owners and employees. He left without paying for his meal.

Parham, who was represented by attorney Oscar Selgado, was read two criminal charges. He was charged with a count of aggravated assault with a firearm against Christine Gentle and one count of discharging a firearm in a public place. In court, he pled not guilty to both charges but due to the nature of the offenses, he was initially denied bail and remanded to the Belize Central Prison until November 22, 2017. Later on his court date, Parham was offered bail in the sum of $5,000 plus one surety of the same amount after his attorney made a bail application before Justice Antoinette Moore.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 October 2017 15:36