Another Wanted Fugitive Captured!

The Island Newspaper, Ambergris Caye, Belize            Vol. 15, No. 49            December 15, 2005

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George W. "Sonny" Berry,50

"Sonny" is apparently wanted in the United States for aggravated robbery and theft of service, known in Belize as obtaining services by deception.


San Pedro, known for its impressive reputation in the Tourism Industry has always attracted countless visitors to our shores, but sometimes they donít exactly come for a friendly visit. Nowadays, many people find Belize as a safe haven and refuge, a place to start anew. But today, another foreign visitor wanted in the United States of America on the run in Belize, had his stay in our white sandy beaches cut short.

   According to San Pedro police, fifty-year-old George (Sonny) W. Berry, arrested on Tuesday December 13th, was allegedly wanted in the United States. With the help of an informant, San Pedro authorities have acted quickly to deport the US citizen wanted on a federal indictment in Texas. Berry, who is believed to have an alias, is wanted in the United States for aggravated robbery and theft of service, known in Belize as obtaining services by deception.

   According to reports, Berry came to Belize on March of this year with a regular visitorís visa. The US officials have recently issued an expulsion order for him that became effective on Tuesday, December 13th. Berry who resided in Ambergris Caye was employed at Belize Shores Realty in San Pedro Town. The fugitive is scheduled to be extradited from the country on Thursday, December 15th, where he is being awaited by US Marshals in Texas.



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