Jamaica News, March 8, 2018 – Former National Footballer Charged
Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – Jeff Pearce, the Trelawny man charged with the murders of two Ministers of Religion in Montego Bay, St James on November 13, 2016, was remanded into custody when he appeared in the St James Circuit Court on Monday, March 5.
High Court Judge, Justice Evan Brown, had the case which came up for mention put off until March 20 and ordered that the accused be remanded into custody.
This decision was taken because the Attorney-at-Law, Roy Fairclough, who is representing Pearce had other court matters to attend to in a neighboring parish.
Former National Footballer Charged: Pearce who is said to be a former National Football representative is facing murder charges against 27-year-old Ryan Jackson and 23-year-old Bucklere Smith, two Ministers of Religion who operate from a Church which was situated along Barnett Street.
It is reported that on the late evening of November 12, 2016, both men drove to the Discount Lumber and Hardware compound located along Merriam Way in Montego Bay to purchase tiles. After purchasing the items, they were approached by Pearce who brandished a handgun and shot them both killing them on the spot.
Police officers who were in the area challenged the gunman during what time he fired upon them, the fire was returned.
Pearce was shot and wounded and a firearm taken from him.