Headline — 21 January 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego
Wanted man chopped up, now captured

One of police’s most wanted fugitives, Kevin “Midget” Manzanero, 27, of Santa Elena, Cayo District, wanted for crimes such as robbery and murder that have brought terror to the residents of Bullet Tree and surrounding areas in the Cayo District, has finally been captured.

Manzanero reportedly went to the San Ignacio Hospital today to seek medical attention for machete chop wounds to the head, shoulder, face and hands. Reports are that one of the chop wounds has caused him to lose one of his eyes.

Hospital authorities called police immediately, as mandated. When police arrived, they were surprised to find that the victim of the machete attack was none other than one of their most wanted fugitives, Kevin “Midget” Manzanero.

Manzanero was immediately arrested and put under police guard while receiving medical treatment at the hospital, where he has been admitted.

Inspector Reymundo Reyes, Deputy Commander of the San Ignacio police, said that sometime around midnight on Saturday, Manzanero went to burglarize a house on Collins Boulevard in Bullet Tree. On entry into the house, he stabbed a man who was in the house at the time, but the brother of the man, who was alerted by the commotion and the cry for help from his brother, got his machete and chopped the intruder several times.

The intruder, however, managed to escape out of the house.

Despite the severity of the wounds he received, Kevin Manzanero did not seek medical treatment until this afternoon.

Manzanero and Alex “Cat” Reid, both of Cayo, have been wanted by the Corozal and Cayo police for questioning in connection with two cases of armed robbery and murder.

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