Lennox Stevens Charged for Assaulting Police Officer Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00

Lennox StevensLennox Stevens, 29 years of age, was arrested and charged for assaulting and using insulting words towards an on duty police officer. According to reports, a mobile unit was on patrol in Belize City on Saturday, August 17th, and upon passing Shell One Stop gas station Stevens approached Special Constable Gerald Smith. He was angry about an old robbery case that he was accused of being involved with and he cursed out Smith. Smith instructed him to leave the area but he continued the verbal assault and the officer decided to approach him. Stevens started to run and Smith chased him down. When he caught up with him, a struggle ensued and Stevens punched Smith in the chest. Other officers assisted and they managed to restrain Stevens. He was taken to the Raccoon Street Police Station but was released on police bail on Sunday, August 18th.

Stevens appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Monday, August 19th, and pleaded not guilty to one count of assaulting a police officer and one count of using insulting words. Magistrate Leslie Hamilton granted bail in the sum of $1,000 plus one surety of the same amount. He is due back in court on September 23rd.