A fight between friends led to charges for forty-seven year old Edward Saldano, aka “Scrub Board”, a stevedore of George Street, Belize City. Mr Saldano is accused of aggravated assault with a firearm and harm against Shawn Middleton aka “Cracker’, who reported to the police that he and Edward Saldano had a misunderstanding which led to an altercation. Shawn Middleton said that during the altercation he received an injury that was classified as harm. He said Mr Saldano then pulled a firearm and pointed it at him. When he appeared today before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith, Edward Saldano pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was remanded into custody until September 29. The incident occurred on August 2.