Leadership Intervention Unit Member Remanded for Aggravated Assault

Leadership Intervention Unit Member Remanded for Aggravated Assault

A member of the Leadership Intervention Unit (LIU) was remanded to the Belize Central Prison for aggravated assault. 20-year-old, Jahleel Isiah Craig appeared unrepresented before a senior magistrate in court where was read two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon to which he pleaded not guilty. Due to the nature of the offense, bail was denied, and Craig was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until March. Allegations are that on Friday around noon, two men were loading household items into a vehicle that was parked on the side of the road on East Collet Canal, when Craig rode up to them on a bicycle, pulled out a firearm from the right side of his pants waist, pointed it at the men and pulled the trigger, but the gun snapped. The men ran around the vehicle to take covering and Craig pulled the trigger, but it snapped a second time. Craig pushed the firearm back into his pants and rode off into George Street where he managed to escape.

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