Man Charged for Going After Minor in San Pedro
A San Pedro resident accused of a shooting incident that sent a minor to the hospital was arraigned this morning at the Belize City Magistrate’s Court before the Chief Magistrate. Thirty-year-old Leroy Goff was charged for dangerous harm, use of deadly means of harm with a deadly instrument upon Delson Paguada and one count of aggravated assault with a firearm upon fourteen-year-old Tionne Paguada. Goff, who was also injured and underwent surgery, was escorted to court by CIB personnel, who had to physically remove him from a police mobile and wheel him into the court room. He pleaded not guilty to all three charges. His attorney, Dickie Bradley, informed the court that since the shooting, Goff has undergone two surgeries and is suffering from gunshot injuries to his back and abdomen. But Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith remanded him to the Belize Central Prison. The shooting occurred on March twenty-third in the yard of the Paguada’s, who with the aid of neighbors fought off and subdued the alleged gunman identified as Goff.