Three charged after trying to elude cops; firearm seized

Friday, February 15, 2019

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CLARENDON, Jamaica — The police have arrested and charged three men who reportedly attempted to elude them on Old Melrose Road in Mandeville, Manchester on Wednesday.

A firearm and ammunition were seized during the incident, the constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) reported.

Reports are that about 12:30 am, police officers were on duty in the area when they signalled the driver of a Toyota motor car to stop. He did not comply and the vehicle was later intercepted.

The driver and two passengers were apprehended and a Taurus 9mm pistol with 13 rounds of ammunition, which the police said was thrown from the vehicle during the incident, was subsequently retrieved by lawmen.

The driver, 29-year-old Ovid McKenzie of Evans Street, Clarendon was charged with dangerous driving, while David Dwyer, 25, of Lincoln Avenue, Clarendon was charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, while the third suspect is to be charged following his interview.

Investigations into the matter continue.

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