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May 3, 2011

Drunk man assaults his wife and the cops

Dwight Herrera

In Magistrates Court today, a K.H.M.H. employee was slapped with five charges after he had a few too many drinks on Sunday and assaulted his wife and two police officers. Twenty-eight year old Dwight Herrera pleaded guilty to one count each of Harm and Common Assault upon his wife, two counts of Aggravated Assault upon P.C. Loria and P.C. Blease and one count of Failure to Provide a Specimen. Magistrate Dorothy Flowers imposed the minimum fine for failure to provide a specimen, which is five hundred dollars or in default of payment, six months in prison.  She also imposed non custodial sentences for the other charges which add up to a total of one thousand, four hundred dollars to be paid by July fifteenth. But that’s not all, Magistrate Flowers revoked Herrera’s driver’s license for one year, effective today. Herrera and his wife were reportedly involved in an altercation on Sunday and she called the police after he hit her. By the time the cops arrived, Herrera had already left the scene but he was caught near the K.H.M.H. and was under the influence of alcohol. His wife asked police to retrieve her cell phone and house keys from Herrera and while his vehicle was being searched in the parking lot of the Queen Street Police Station, he attacked her again. Police Constables Loria and Blease managed to subdue him, but while being escorted, he bumped them both with his shoulders.

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17 Responses for “Drunk man assaults his wife and the cops”

  1. my 2cents says:

    That is why these men keep killing their women, because all they get is a slap on the wrist and a mere monetary fine and let loose to abuse them some more…and to make matters worse,he assaulted not just one but 2 officers of the law. If it was any other country, his behind would be locked away behind bar with no bail. ONLY IN BELIZE mein. ONLY IN BELIZE!

  2. BZNinCALI says:

    He does not respect his wife, he does not respect authority & he is an ignorant drunk. He needs to go to jail, Alcoholics Anonymous & anger management. If he attacked his spouse at the Police station in front of Officers, he needs to be locked up before he kills someone in one of his drunken rages.

  3. Sugar says:

    he must be well connected and magistrate afraid to rock the boat….

  4. Elgin Martinez says:

    Majistrate Flowers,you’re full of $#! thousand four hundered dollars for assault on a wife and two Police Officers.What a joke.


    Perhaps not the first time this idiot assaulted his wife while under the influence of alcohol. Abuse/violence against women in Belize is a big issue, one that should be on the GOB priority list of things to mend……………..quickly.
    Give this idiot life in prison.

  6. Justice says:

    Magistrate Flowrs, come on that is no fine. Are you hoping now that he kills her.? He had no respect for the law as he attacked her in front of police officers and he is still at large? No wonder Belize is where ot is at in terms of crime!

  7. Oscar965 says:

    @ Sugar…you hit the nail….and so many Belizeans think they are above the law because they have a Minister’s number on speed dial. Our elected Ministers (UPD and PUP) abuse of thier power. This past easter weekend in San Pedro at a traffic check point with traffic personell and police department present…a group of drunk guys were driving a golf cart…they approached the check point and when they were about to be detianed…one of the passengers called a certian minister from the mainland and that was it. “The minister requested that these people be let true and they were not to be bothered). So they could drive drunk because a minister said so. No accident did happen but if it would then the police and traffic department would have gotten the blame….

  8. Concern Citizen says:

    what the hell his name is not dwight it is delroy I went to High School wth this Dude.
    My MY the things u do now that ur all grown up SHAme on you DELROY HERERRA am wondering if he gave cops the wrong name lol

  9. Swamp Dragon says:

    Mandatory drug and alcohol counseling, mandatory anger management. One month locked up!
    Fines, fines, fines!!!! These judges need to make an example of violent criminals which is what this guy is. Alcohol make a fool of all who consume it! If you have so much that you behave differently than without it you have a problem! Alcohol a big problem. The man look HUNGOVER in the photo! That sun beating down hard on him! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa!

  10. CEO says:

    The police department should fight against these light charges. If this is all you need to pay to assault an office in his uniform then there is no deterent.

    Do something Mr Compol! Protect your men and women against this sort of crime! He should spend a lot of time for such crime!

  11. Itiswritten says:

    In Mexico anyone caught in abusing his wife get 3months prison right away then he could appeal for bail but if found guilty he serve his time. spouses should be protected by the law and women should speak if they are being abused by these 2 legged animals.

  12. Freedom says:

    Something really needs to be done about this free drinking that men and women does here in Belize. They drink and expect everyone to accept their nonsense.

  13. Browneyez says:

    His name is Delroy Herrera. It is a pity that he was only charged instead of sent to jail to send some hardcore time for his actions. Hitting his wife infront of two Police Officers shows that he has no regards for the law and worst for law enforcement. He is just a sorrowful piece of something named “man”.

  14. Earl Grey says:

    ALCOHOL………………………. IS A DANGEROUS DRUG………….we tend to over look that.

  15. Bullet Proof Vest says:

    Well…. God bless America..!!! not Belize for it’s nonsence justice system; this is why I have to keep walking around with a bullet proof vest in Belize.

  16. J. says:

    Rio Tigre and i attended wesley college together, and during that time he was a really nice guy. I guess a lot of things have changed since i left Belize 11+ years ago. Watching News 5 & 7 is very disheartening, especially seeing the way crime and violence has transformed Belize. Too many of my old classmates are getting into trouble or dying. Leslie Rogers Jr. , Samantha Gordon, Donald McKay, Errol Haynes(jail in mexico), now rio tigre is in trouble. Belize needs some major changes to return to what it once was.

  17. Caramel Chica says:

    Delroy is hyped up on a Normal Day..Imagine if you Factor in Alcohol and you Create a Monster..A RED Monster..LOL!! But Hitting his Wife is way out of line and Police Officers too there must have been something in those Boozze..

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