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Five charged with various offences including murder, armed robbery

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica— Five men are set to face the court on various criminal charges ranging from illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and murder to housebreaking and robbery with aggravation, according to the constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU).

The men are from the parishes of St James, St Andrew and St Catherine.

One of the accused criminals, 20-year-old Brandon Williams otherwise called 'Messi', of Granville in St James, is charged with the May 2, 2018 murder of Ronald Samuels.

It is reported that 37-year-old Samuels was shot dead along Gordon Crescent, Granville in the parish after returning home from a party.

The St James police have also charged 21-year-old Ashton Danville in connection with the robbery of a business establishment along Market Street in the parish. In the September 07 incident, armed men reportedly held employees at gunpoint and assaulted the proprietor and robbed several items including cash.

The police said Danville, who is of Norwood in the parish, was arrested following weeks of investigation. He is charged with illegal possession of firearm, malicious destruction of property, robbery with aggravation, assault at common law and assault occasioning bodily harm.

Meanwhile, two other men have been charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and robbery with aggravation. They are 21-year-old Rajoui Smith and 19-year-old Tyreke Roberts both of Spanish Town, St Catherine.

Their arrests stem from a robbery on Molynes Road in Kingston 10 on October 03, about 11:20 am. It is reported that two wielded a gun and robbed a man. They were later caught and searched.

The police said one 9mm pistol along with two rounds of ammunition was found and other properties were recovered.

The fifth accused, 27-year-old Shawn Pennant, is charged in connection with a house robbery last month.

According to the CCU, on September 10, two women were at home when an armed man entered and robbed them of cash and jewellery. Pennant was later apprehended and charged with illegal possession of firearm, housebreaking and robbery with aggravation following an identification parade.


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