Minor charged over stolen motorbikes and pleads guilty to escape
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: A 17 year old minor who had been on the run for the last three weeks was picked up by police and today arraigned on two counts of handling stolen goods and an additional charge for escape from lawful custody while being detained for handling stolen goods.
He pleaded guilty to the escape charge and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. The minor, known to police and the courts, was read the handling charges before Senior
Magistrate Sharon Frazer and pleaded not guilty. He is accused, along with 22 year old Leith Bermudez, 18 year old O’Neil Ferguson of Mopan Street, 21 year old Leroy Sutherland and another 17 year old minor of being in possession of two motorcycle, both Lifan brand belonging to Yamileth Chaman, a resident of Iguana Street Extension, and another Lifan brand motorcycle, belonging to Timothy Belgrave.
For the handling stolen goods charges, the 17 year old minor was also denied bail as were his co-accused when they came to court.
At his request the minor was read the escape charge in Belize Family Court and pleaded guilty. However, his handling stolen goods charges are still before the Magistrate’s Court since he is accused of committing the crime with at least one adult.
All accused on the two counts of handling stolen goods are due back in Court #2 on December 22, 2015.
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