BELIZE CITY, Thurs. July 6, 2017–A man who has been on the run from police since June 11, after he used a hammer to beat his ex-girlfriend in the head, was captured in Punta Gorda Town yesterday, Wednesday, and was transported to Belize City today to answer for his sadistic behavior.
This evening, Domestic Violence Unit police confirmed that George Gill, 28, is in police custody and will be booked on charges. Amandala has also learned that a bench warrant has been issued from the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court for Gill, who has not been attending court for a drug trafficking charge that had been brought against him in that jurisdiction.
Gill’s ex-girlfriend, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Amandala that since the frightening incident of June 11, Gill has not stopped harassing her and continues to threaten her and members of her family.
On the day Gill attacked her with a “medium-sized hammer,” she reported to police that she had just gotten out of a vehicle when Gill jumped over the fence of an abandoned lot that is adjacent to her house on Eve Street and attacked her with the hammer.
She said that in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, she received a number of stitches to her head, between her eyebrow and her forehead.
The 23-year-old woman said that Gill has even resorted to threatening her through text messages and on social media.
“He threatened to kill me several times, and he almost succeeded on June 11. I had applied for an order of protection, but the court wasn’t able to issue the order, because he never turned up at the court for the hearing,” said the young woman.
Gill and the young woman share a one-year-old daughter.
In one of his messages that he dispatched on Facebook Messenger, Gill wrote: “You get exactly wat yo di ask fah; I just d wait fu d police come get me.”