A Ladyville Village resident is behind bars because of a stabbing incident that occurred during an illicit transaction. On Monday, June 17, 2019, 24 year old Marlon Casey allegedly went to purchase marijuana from Abraham Leslie. Reports are that when Casey received the weed, the quantity of his purchase did not match the going rate for illegal drugs and he wanted his money back in return for his purchase. Because all sales were final, he did not receive his cash and that started an altercation between the two men. Casey walked away but Leslie, the budding entrepreneur followed him and pulled a knife out. A struggle ensued and Casey took away the knife from the businessman and stabbed him with his own weapon. Today in court, Magistrate Michelle Trapp read the disillusioned purchaser three indictable offenses: one count of attempted murder, one count of use of deadly means of harm and one count of dangerous harm with a deadly instrument upon Abraham Leslie. Due to the nature of the offenses, no bail could be offer to Casey and he was remanded into custody at the Belize Central Prison until August 19, 2019.
A senior citizen who was busted with crack cocaine was convicted of possession of 0.8 grams was convicted for having the drugs and lying to the courtroom judge. On Monday, June 17, 2019, 65 year old Henry Armstrong also known as Mission was walking on Hondo Street when the police stopped and searched him and found the drugs. Inside the courtroom of senior magistrate Tricia Pitts Anderson, Mission pleaded guilty to possession of 0.8 grams of crack cocaine. He was fined $800 and given ample time to pay. The magistrate also gave a non-custodial sentence since Armstrong claimed he had no conviction for drug related offenses. But the court quickly learned that in 2001, he was fine $2,500 that he had still not paid for a previous offense. He could not pay half of the previous outstanding balance owed to the court and he was taken back to the Belize Central Prison to serve out a sentence.