Wayne Welch Charged for Threatening Woman with Machete Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00

Wayne WelchWayne Welch, 45-year-old taxi driver of #13 Rivero Street,  is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was charged with aggravated assault with a machete.

Tanya Matura reported to police that she returned home at #13 Rivero Street at about 12:45 p.m. on Monday, August 12th, and her common-law-husband approached her with a machete in his hand. He verbally abused her telling her to get out of his house while hurling many insults at her. As she left the house he followed Matura and threatened to chop up her and her mother. He called her a thief and threw a pint bottle at her. Matura went to report the matter to police and Welch was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

Welch appeared in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Friday, August 16th, where he pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Dale Cayetano. There was no objection to a bail of $3,000 plus one surety of the same amount. However, court record showed that Welch owes the court $500 from offenses dating back to 2005. Magistrate Cayetano ordered that he pays his outstanding fines before bail could be granted. Welch was remanded to the Belize Central Prison. He is scheduled to appear in court to face the charge on October 22nd.
According to sources, Matura was arrested in Melchor for theft on August 11th.