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Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

Richard Ferguson, a Belize City resident, is out of prison after he was granted bail by Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford when he appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court. He appeared unrepresented before the magistrate on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 to answer to two criminal charges of being in possession of items used to break into a house as well as being found in an enclosed yard.

The allegations made against Ferguson are that on Monday, March 12, 2018, he was found in possession of a screw driver and a crow bar at a home on Johnson Street in Belize City. According to police, they were on a mobile patrol when they got information of a burglary in progress. Upon their arrival at the scene, they saw a man running who was later apprehended. Police combed the area and noticed that someone was attempting to pry open the rear burglar bar door of the house.

Ferguson said that he ran into the yard because he was being followed by gunmen in a car from the direction of Conch Shell Bay. He said that the house belongs to his uncle who is out of the country and that the house is under construction.

In court, Ferguson pleaded not guilty to both charges and since there was no objection to bail, he was granted bail in the sum of $600 plus one surety of the same amount which he was able to meet. He is due back in court on May 23, 2018.