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Oct 2, 2014

Charges Brought Against John Popper for Breaching Protection Order

Police say fifty year-old John Aaron Popper committed a number of criminal offenses when he breached a protection order to stay away from his ex-common-law wife, forty-one year old Cecilia Jackson. Allegations are that he also entered her house armed with a machete, threatening to kill her. Popper, who is a deportee, is also accused of wounding his ex in her face. This morning, he was additionally charged with Aggravated Burglary, Wounding and Threatening Words. Magistrate Herbert Panton denied bail to Popper and he was remanded to the Belize Central Prison until trial. But Popper was also sentenced to one month in jail for failing to pay a fine he owed the court. The charges result from a domestic squabble with Jackson, of La Democracia Village. Jackson is accusing him of entering her house while armed and threatening to chop her on the shoulder. After he was read the criminal charges, he was informed of the fourth offense for breaching a protection order restraining him from coming in contact with his ex-wife until July fifteenth 2015. Popper said that he had gone to visit his ex because of his son and that while there he spotted Jackson about to put sugar in the tank of his vehicle. When he tried to stop her, he claimed Jackson slammed the car door on his right hand and that when he reacted the door hit her on her forehead causing a wound. But he was told by the magistrate that he cannot be there for his child to the detriment of himself.

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