Zane Galvez pleads Not Guilty to Aggravated Assault Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

Police Officer Anibar Castellanos escorts Zane Galvez to holding cellOn Tuesday, December 4th, Zane Galvez was detained by police after a misunderstanding outside the Belize City Magistrate’s Court involving a prison officer. He appeared in court on Wednesday and was read a single charge of aggravated assault with a deadly instrument. That deadly instrument is said to be his black Volkswagen Jetta.

Galvez, who was unrepresented, appeared before Senior Magistrate, Sharon Frazer, where he was charged with assaulting prison officer, Michael Gladden. He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was offered bail in the sum of $1,500. He is to reappear in court on February 6th.  

The charge was levied on Galvez after he tried to reverse his vehicle into a parking lot located behind the Belize City Magistrate’s Court. As a result, he blocked the way of a prison bus during which he got involved in a verbal confrontation with Gladden. Police later intervened and he was detained as it appeared be was behavior disorderly.

Galvez maintains that he had done nothing wrong to the officer or the police and as a result he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Galvez was expected to appear in the Supreme Court on the day of his arrest at 9:00 a.m.; he was unable to do so after he was arrested.

He has a civil suit matter before the Chief Justice, Kenneth A. Benjamin in which he is seeking compensation for a case of police brutality against GSU officers back in August 2011. At the time, he suffered a broken arm.