BELIZE CITY, Wed. Feb. 5, 2020– It was with heavy police security that three brothers — Ellis “Juice” Meighan, 27; Tyrone “Debo” Meighan, 26; and Shaquille Meighan, 23 —were escorted yesterday to the Magistrate’s Court on a charge of being members of a gang, namely, the Banak Street clique of the Ghost Town Crips.
They pleaded not guilty to the charge when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts Anderson. Because of the nature of the offence, they were denied bail and were remanded. They told Senior Magistrate Anderson that they were threatened and they feared that they would be beaten by the police while they were being taken to prison.
Nevertheless, their hands and feet were shackled and they were taken to prison under heavy police security provided by members of the Gang Suppression Unit (GSU).
They are not the first to be arraigned on the charge of being members of a gang. Since early last year, several persons have come before the court, after being accused of being a member of a gang. Some of them have pleaded not guilty, while some have pleaded guilty, and some of them have been confined to prison, while others have been fined.
Feature photo: Ellis Meighan, Tyrone Meighan, and Shaquille Meighan