Willard Young granted bail after remanded for discharging firearm in public Print E-mail
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Thursday, 20 October 2011 00:00

Willard YoungOn Sunday night, October 16th, 2011, 32-year-old Willard Young was out socializing with friends at sea front on Marine Parade. Allegedly, he pulled out his license firearm and fired it in the air. Police responded to reports about the shot and Young was taken into custody.Willard Young granted bail after remanded for discharging firearm in public

On Monday, October 17th, he was charged in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court with one count of discharging a firearm in public. Young is a student and resident of 4 ½ Miles on the Western Highway. He was represented by attorney Estevan Perrera and pleaded not guilty to the charge. Due to the nature of the offense, bail was denied and Young was remanded to the Hattieville Prison until November 17th.

However, on Tuesday, October 18th, his bail application was heard before the Supreme Court. At 9:30 a.m. Young appeared before Justice Adolph Lucas where he was granted bail in the sum of $2,500 plus one surety of the same amount but with some very stringent conditions and words of advice by the judge. Judge Lucas ordered Young to report to the Queen Street Police Station every Tuesday commencing October 25th between the hours of 7:00 am., and 6:00 p.m., until the charged is dispose of.  Another condition of bail is that he cannot be charge with any other offense while out on bail or his bail will be revoked and he will be sent to prison.  He must also appear in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on his next court date set for November 17 thand any other date so ordered by the court. Judge Lucas last words to Young were, “Keep your gun at home.”