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Convicted burglar takes further prison term for breach of curfew

Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2022. 3:48 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: A Belize City man has added three months to his time in prison after agreeing to plead guilty to several charges, ranging from burglary and escape to breach of curfew regulations.

35-year-old Darren Gillett admitted before Magistrate Kara Walters that he was found out on Cemetery Road around 1:55 a.m. on January 30, while a countrywide curfew relating to the COVID-19 regulations was in effect from 11:00 p.m. to 4:59 a.m. daily.

Gillett asked, and the court agreed, to let his prison time run concurrently.

On Monday, Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson handed down sentences of five years for burglary; one for escape and a fine of $1,000, and the cost of court for damage to property.

Magistrate Walters added a further 90 days for the curfew breach to run concurrently with the above.

Gillett had admitted entering as a trespasser at a residence on Antelope Street Extension and stealing a cell phone and $50 in coins.

After being detained for burglary, Gillett escaped the Queen Street Police Station on May 16, doing damage to a mental vent in the process.

 

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