Remanded for pulling gun on Clerk Print E-mail
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Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

Two Belize City men, 27-year-old Nuri Polanco, a resident of #7005 Antelope Street extension, along with 21-year-old Kenroy Willoughby, a Carpenter of #75 Antelope Street Extension in Belize City were charged jointly for the Sunday, May 25, aggravated assault with a firearm upon 23-year-old Jason Lamb, a clerk of #7020 Pelican Street Extension, Belize City.

In court, both Polanco and Willoughby were unrepresented. They both pleaded not guilty to the charge but due to the nature of the offense, bail was denied and both were remanded to the Belize Central Prison until July 14, 2014.

In a report to police, Jason Lamb reported that on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at 5:45 p.m., he was attending a family dinner on Antelope Street Extension when he got into an argument with Kenroy Willoughby who allegedly pulled a black revolver from his pants waist. According to Lamb, that’s when Willoughby threatened him. Fearing for his life, Lamb said he chose to leave the family dinner and whilst outside in front of his car, he further alleged that he saw when Willoughby handed over the firearm to Polanco. Polanco then approached him and fearing for his life, he jumped into his vehicle and drove off.

Lamb went immediately to the police station and reported the matter which led to the arrest of Polanco and Willoughby.

Kenroy Willoughby is the brother of recently deceased gun violence victim, Julian Willoughby who was shot a couple weeks ago in Belize City.

Both accused men were picked up on Monday, May 26, and charged by police for the offense of aggravated assault with a firearm.