Thirty-three year old Joseph Nunez, a prosecutor at traffic court, became an inmate of Belize Central Prison today when he appeared before Magistrate Herbert Panton and was arraigned on charges of kept firearm and ammunition without a gun license. Nunez’ plead was ‘not guilty’ to the charges. He was remanded into custody until August 13.
According to reports, the incident occurred on June 22nd while Nunez was accompanying a friend who works as a security guard for Elite Security and when the friend got into an argument with his woman, Nunez suggested to him to hand over the licensed 9 millimeter pistol to avoid getting into trouble.
Nunez received the firearm and got on his motorcycle and drove off. The rear lights for the motorcycle was not working, plus, Nunez was not wearing a helmet.
A police vehicle began to pursue him until it caught up with him. Nunez then declared that he had the firearm.