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Sep 22, 2020

Cop Arrested for Aggravated Assault

Hilberto Romero

Police have arrested and charged one of their own following an incident involving a firearm. Police say that Corporal Jercel Savery of Dangriga Police Formation used a pellet gun to threaten a group of people around seven on Sunday night. Reports are that some friends were socializing at house on Mopan Street in Belize City when the incident happened.


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero, Deputy Head, National Crimes Investigation Branch

“Police responded to a report that a male person in a vehicle had assaulted several persons on Mopan Street after a dispute. Police intercepted the vehicle and PC Jercell Savery attached to the Dangriga Police Station was detained. Inside the police vehicle Police found a pellet gun – a shotgun type and as a result he was detained. The investigation was conducted which revealed he pointed that pellet gun at persons on Mopan Street. He has since been arrested and charged for aggravated assault.”



“Is it a report of a dispute of a domestic nature?”


Sr. Supt. Hilberto Romero

Yes, that is the report that we have. It is of a domestic nature.”

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