Cop intervenes in domestic disputes; gets whopped, bitten
Meanwhile in Belize City, a woman who found herself in the middle of a domestic disturbance was unharmed, but the same could not be said for the police officer who came to her aid. On Sunday, a police patrol responded to a call from Diana Trujeque that her common-law husband, Lincoln Green, was intoxicated and breaking items in her house. But when P.C. William Usher arrived at one seventy-one George Street to try and diffuse the situation, Green struck the cop in his head with a frying pan. To add insult to injury, when Usher then tried to arrest Green, the man proceeded to bite the officer on his thumb. Green was eventually detained and charged with Resisting Arrest, Wounding, and Assaulting a Police Officer. The thirty-four year old appeared in court today and pled guilty to the resisting charge for which he was fined a hundred and fifty dollars. Green also fessed up to wounding and was hit with another four hundred dollars by Magistrate Albert Hoare. If he does not pay the monies by February sixteenth, Green will spend two months in jail for resisting arrest and another four for wounding. The assault charge was withdrawn.