House of Representatives mace bearer faces criminal charges

CROP Parks pic of Brian Audinett, for wounding and harm, IMG_7187Brian “Yellow Man” Audinett, 31, the Mace Bearer for the House of Representatives was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court on a string of criminal charges.

Audinett was charged along with Allan Dale Kelly, 30, another well known UDP supporter and Ministry of Housing employee, for allegedly assaulting 44-year-old social activist Phillip “Fawda” Henry.

They were also charged with  common assault, harm, use of threatening words, and wounding  Henry.

Magistrate Hettie Mae Stewart granted them bail of $3,000 plus one surety in the same amount on the condition that they are to stay away from Henry and his family for the duration of the case.

CROP Parks pic of Allan Kelly, IMG_7192According to Henry’s and Chi’s report, the men  threatened Henry when they saw him approaching.

“We wah kill yuh feh talk out against we party,” they reportedly told Henry.

Audinett and Kelly also are accused of attacked  police constable Wilber Chi, the off-duty officer who attempted to stop the attack on Henry.

Both men were accused  of assaulting and wounding a police officer.

The incident which landed the men before the court, occurred on Friday, July 12, 2013, on West Collect Canal Street.

Henry reported to police that he was buying food, when a Mitsubishi pickup truck pulled up behind him and the two  men came out and began to abuse and assault him.

PC Chi, seeing what was happening, said he identified himself as a police officer and tried  to speak to the two men, but he was allegedly knocked out by Audinett.

Attorney Lionel Welch is representing both men, who are to return to court on August 28, to face the charges.

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