Four 8 Mile Residents Charged for Aggravated Assault

Four members of the Mile 8 Community on the George Price Highway were arraigned on a single charge of aggravated assault with a firearm upon Brandon Dawson.

The alleged gun play happened on Monday, October 6, 2014 at Mile 8.  The group of four, which included Mark Evan Vernon, age 22, and 22-year-old Jamal Grant, and the two 17 year old minors, appeared before Senior Magistrate Sharon Fraser, where they were unrepresented and jointly read a single charge each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, to wit, a firearm upon Brandon Dawson.

gunplay9.10.14Mark Vernon was charge separately with another person, not yet arrested, for one count of kept ammunition without a gun license.

The group of four all pleaded not guilty.

Due to the nature of the offenses, no bail could be granted to the group of persons and they were all remanded into custody.

The two minors were remanded to the Belize Wagner’s Facility while Mark Vernon and Jamal Grant were both remanded to the Belize Central Prison until their next court date set for November 21, 2014.

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