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Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00

A Belize City man has been left maimed following what looks like a deliberate attempt by a driver to run him over. The man behind the wheel has since been arrested and charged for that incident.

An eyewitness has told the media that 42 year-old Belize City resident Francis Gill was at Key Ley Fried Chicken shop in front of ITVET on Freetown Road. He was buying food when a Chevy Blazer ran Gill over. He recounted to the media that he ordered his food and was urinating off to the side when he felt a pain to the side of the body. That’s when the vehicle hit him, and much to the shock and trauma to other eyewitnesses, his right leg came apart from the impact. The eyewitness says that when Gill went down, the driver revved the vehicle several times, giving the impression that he deliberately ran Gill over. A short while after that, he drove off.

Gill told the press that all he remembers waking up the next day and finding out that his leg was amputated from the knee down. He claims that he doesn’t know the man who ran him over, and he can’t figure out why the man did it. Persons have told police that Gill had hard words with Jones while they were in front of Key Ley ordering food.

Police have since charged 33 year-old Devon Jones, an electrician from Iguana Street, with Maim and aggravated assault. He was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith, where no plea was taken. The police prosecutor objected to bail, but Jones’s attorney, Douglas Carr, submitted that his client is innocent until proven guilty, and that these are offences for which bail can be granted.

After consideration, Chief Magistrate Smith granted him bail of $3,000, two thousand of which had to be paid as cash. He was able to meet that bail, and must return on October 15.