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Apr 10, 2015

Well-known Criminal Figures Receive Bail

Alrick Smith

Three Belizeans and a Guatemalan were among a group of thirteen persons whose bail application was heard today by Justice Herbert Lord. The four were successful in obtaining bail. Well-known criminal figures Alrick Smith and Ronald Michael, were first to get bail. They were arraigned on March fifteenth, 2015, for the attempt on the life of Ladyville resident, Kenroy Arnold. Arnold was ambushed and shot as he socialized with a group of men on Wood Pecker Street in Ladyville. The duo was jointly charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Michael was also charged with Attempted Murder, Dangerous Harm and use of Deadly Means of Harm since police say he was the shooter. Judge Herbert Lord heard their application this morning put forward by their attorney, Sharon Pitt’s Robateau and granted the men bail in the sum of ten thousand dollars. But there were conditions to their bail which they met. The other person who was granted Supreme Court bail was Guatemalan national, Santos Carlos Dubon, of Buena Vista Village, Stann Creek District.   Dubon is being accused of one count of Sexual Assault upon a minor under the age of fourteen which is alleged to have occurred on March eleventh 2015 at Independence Village.  Dubon was also ordered to report to the Independence Police Station three times a week, he is not to interfere with the victim or her relatives and must stay away from her school and home. The fourth person of interest to receive bail today was businessman, Amir Reid of a Faber’s Road address.  Reid along with Alexander Lopez, a Construction Worker of Belize City is accused of the Kidnapping and Harm of Abel Lara Junior, on March sixteenth in Belize City. Judge Lucas granted Reid bail in the sum of five thousand dollars plus one surety of the same amount. He must report to the Queen Street Police Station once a week, appear in court on all adjournments and is not to interfere with the victim in any way or through a third party. Reid was also able to meet bail.

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