Watchman charged for boss’s bullet

The .22 caliber bullet he was charged for is not technically his property, but 51 year old Luis Rodriguez, a watchman at a farm at Mile 12, George Price Highway, Belize District, is in prison nonetheless.

Luis Rodriguez appeared on Tuesday before Magistrate Herbert Panton, and attempted to plead guilty to one count of keeping ammunition without a gun license. But after the Magistrate advised that he was looking at a five-year jail term for a bullet that he says belongs to his boss,

Luis Rodriguez pleaded not guilty. However, he was put on remand until March 20 due to the nature of the offense.

On Monday, police went to the farm and conducted a search on Mr Rodriguez, finding the bullet in his pants pocket, but no firearm.

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