Detectives attached to the Constant Spring Police Station have confirmed that another man has been slapped with similar criminal charges that were laid on the 17-year-old, son of dancehall entertainer, Mavado, a few days ago.
Detectives have given the name of the other accused as Andre Hinds, also of the Norbrooks area. Hinds has been charged with murder, arson, conspiracy to murder, shooting with intent and illegal possession of a firearm.
In the meanwhile, his co-accused who is the son of the dancehall artiste, was questioned last weekend and then transferred to the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre in Kingston followed by which he was officially slapped with multiple criminal charges.
The name of the juvenile is being withheld and he was charged on Friday morning of June 15th, with murder, conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. He has been charged in connection with the death of Lorenza Thomas, 23-year-old, unemployed of Cassava Piece on Tuesday, June 5th.
Four other members of Mavado’s family, which includes his brother, were questioned on the weekend and released. Both accused will appear in the St Catherine Parish Court on Monday, June 18th.
Recently, dancehall artist Mavado, along with his teenage son and four other members of his family, found themselves under the police radar following a series of violence in the area
The dancehall artist was asked to report to the Constant Spring police station while his teenage son and one of his brothers along with three other members of his family were taken into custody for questioning following an operation which was carried out in the Norbrooks and Cassava Piece areas of St Andrew last Tuesday evening June 5th.
The police took all five persons into custody following the murder of, Lorenza Thomas otherwise called (Israel of Trullups), 23 year old, unemployed of Cassava Piece.
Reports by the police are that, about 2:30 am, Thomas was at his home when armed men kicked open the door to his house. The men attacked Thomas and shot him multiple times. The victim was also chopped and then is attackers set him and his house on fire.
The flare up in Cassava Piece started on Saturday morning of June 2nd, following a dispute between Mavado and another man from the area. The dancehall artist whose real name is David Brooks reportedly slapped the man in his face, but minutes later he nearly lost his life when his motor car was shot up by the same man with whom he had the conflict and two other men.
Following the incident Mavado is said to have left the country and flew to the United States and law enforcement officers are now saying he is still expected to come in to the police.
Shortly after, a man who is identified as Ian Robinson, Gaza Man, and who is said to be a close friend of Mavado was shot and killed in the vicinity of the Constant Spring Market on Saturday night about 9:30 pm.
Then on Tuesday morning, Thomas who is said to be a close friend of the man who fired at Mavado, was murdered. This killing is believed to be an act of reprisal