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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2023. 9:58 pm CST.

By Breaking Belize News Staff: Last week a video of Corozal resident Tyrone Reyes went viral after he escaped police custody and the officer pursuing him tripped and fell. Police have confirmed that Reyes has since been recaptured and is now spending the first night of a sentence at the Belize Central Prison.

Reyes was apprehended by Corozal police on Saturday, July 22, and arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court today where he was charged with one count of burglary and one count of escaping lawful custody.

He pleaded guilty to his charges and was sentenced to two years in prison.

Police Commissioner Chester Williams, explained that Reyes had gone to court over the burglary charge, but had told the Magistrate he was not feeling well. The Magistrate ordered that he be taken to the Corozal Community Hospital, and Reyes used the opportunity to escape.

 

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