Dancehall artiste among two men allegedly held with gun on Red Hills Road
charged, arrest, arrested

An up-and-coming dancehall artiste was among two men arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm last week.

The suspects have been identified as 17-year-old Trevaughn Whitfield of a Warren Crescent, Kingston 20 address and 31-year-old Lougie Hamilton, otherwise known as dancehall artiste Dontaraza, of Madras District in St Ann.

Reports are that about 6:50pm on Sunday September 25, a police team on patrol received information regarding a man suspected to be carrying a firearm at a restaurant on Red Hills Road. Checks were made and on arrival, two men, upon seeing the police, started behaving in a manner which aroused the suspicion of the police.

The men were accosted and searched and one loaded Smith and Wesson M&P 40 shield firearm was removed from the waistband of Whitfield.

Hamilton, after being cautioned, allegedly said "Mr (name deleted) a my gun, a me give him".

Both men were arrested and placed in custody pending further investigation.

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