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Marroquin Drury Out on Bail from Charges relating to Police Shootout Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 00:00

On Tuesday, April 15th, attorney Bryan Neal was able to secure bail for Marroquin Antwon Drury from Justice Adolph Lucas at the Belize Supreme Court for $7,500. 

A police mobile unit chased a group of men in a maroon Astro van at high speed within the city on Friday afternoon, March 28th, following a shooting on Mahogany Street. The sequence of events led to the arrest and charge of 22-year-old Marroquin Drury.    

According to police report, at around 1:30 p.m. on Friday, officers of the Gang Suppression Unit intercepted a maroon van which was heading from the Complex area on Mahogany Street where someone had just shot at Joshua Lewis. The officers fired shots at the vehicle and when it came to a stop one man had already jumped out and another was seen fleeing the vehicle. Inside the vehicle was the driver, identified as Drury. By the time officers caught up with the van, Drury had already called for his attorney, Bryan Neal. Neal was at the scene where police searched the vehicle and nothing incriminating was found. However, Drury was detained by police.

On Monday, March 31st, in the presence of his attorney, Drury was arraigned on two indictable offenses. He appeared before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith where he was charged with one count of use of deadly means of harm and one count of grievous harm upon Joshua Lewis. No plea was taken from Drury. In his bail application, Neal argued that his client was never found in possession of a gun and that at the time police detained him he was found at home and nowhere near the alleged scene of the incident.

There was no objection to bail by the DPP’s representative, Shanice Lovelle. Drury’s bail was granted with conditions. He must report to the Queen Street Police Station every Tuesday of the week until his case is disposed of and that he is not to interfere with the virtual complainant(s) or witnesses for the prosecution. His next court appearance is set for May 29th.