Two Men Arraigned in Connection with Violent Machete Attack in Burrell Boom Village
Two men charged in connection with a violent machete attack in Burrell Boom Village were arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on separate charges. Fifty-two-year-old Burrell Boom resident Garrison Nicholson was the first to appear. He was charged with aggravated assault. He pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars, which he met. The next to be arraigned was thirty-eight-year-old Adrian Myvette on a charge of attempted murder. Due to the nature of the offense, no plea was taken and he was remanded to the Belize Central Prison without bail. Both men are due back in court on September 5. The charges stem from an altercation that happened over the weekend at a basketball tournament in the village. The altercation erupted into violence and Belize Coast Guard officer Daniel Sabido was brutally chopped. Sabido was rushed to Belize City for emergency care and was admitted with a fractured skull and paralysis. Police Commissioner Chester Williams said this week that there are two known rival groups that clash in Burrell Boom and that the incident is connected to that feud. He stressed that officers will be investigating the incident to the fullest extent with a view to bring charges against both groups.