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More arrests for Abou-Nehra invasion

Posted: Friday, December 11th, 2015. 7:21 p.m. CST

home invasionBy Aaron Humes: Police have announced more arrests for the home invasion in Burrell Boom, which involved Belize’s honorary consul to Lebanon, 77 year old Sarkis Abou Nehra.

20 year old Jeffrey Buller, 18 year old Malik Pitts and 20 year old Paul Jex Jr. appeared today before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser; Buller was charged with abetment to commit aggravated burglary. The allegation is that he aided several persons in the commission of aggravated burglary.

Pitts was charged with handling stolen goods for a silver and a gold ring, the property of Nehri Iglesias. Jex was charged with handling stolen goods for 4 silver rings and one video recorder, the property of Nehri Iglesias. They were denied bail and they were remanded into custody until January 14, 2016.

They join John Grinage, Jerson Grinage, Sheldon Grinage, Brandon Baptist, Randolph Coleman and Tyrone Meighen  jointly for the Crime of Aggravated Burglary, Conspiracy to commit Aggravated Burglary, Conspiracy to commit Rape, Handling stolen goods and Theft

Separately Tyrone Meighen was arrested and charged for the crime of “Rape”. Kemira Cacho, Crystal Augustine and Ashanti Roaches, all three females were arrested and charged for the crime of “Handling Stolen Goods.”

Senior Superintendent Edward Broaster, Officer Commanding Eastern Division Rural, today said that none of the six firearms that were stolen has been recovered.

Meanwhile, three of 9 persons who were remanded into custody on Monday in connection with the Abou-Nehra case were released on bail today after their application for bail was heard in the Supreme Court. They are 23 year old Randolph Coleman, 19 year old Ashanti Roches and 23 year old Crystal Augustine.

Justice Herbert Lord, who heard the applications, offered Coleman bail of $10,000. The bail was offered on the condition that Coleman hand in his travel documents to the court before he meets bail, that he does not interfere with the complainants or any of the prosecution witnesses and that he attends court on each and every adjournment until the matter is completed.

Coleman’s charges are aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, theft and handling stolen goods. Roches and Augustine, who were charged with handling stolen goods, were offered bail of $3,000 on the condition that they report to Queen Street Police Station every Friday until the matter has concluded.

Coleman was represented by attorney Alifa Elrington Hyde. Augustine was represented by attorney Anthony Sylvestre and Roches was represented by attorney Leo Bradley. Crown Counsel Rene Montero represented the Crown.

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