Jamaica Crime News, Trelawny: Our news team has learnt that 24-year-old Andre Brown, the Trelawny man who was charged with the death of a police officer in the parish on 2016, pleaded guilty to charges of Manslaughter when he appeared in the Trelawny Home Circuit Court on Monday, May 28, 2018.
Brown who was facing the court for the death of Inspector Mark Gibbs, in the parish in August 2016, pleaded guilty to Manslaughter and was ordered to return to court on June 8 for sentencing.
Inspector Mark Gibbs was stationed at the Clarkes Town Police Station in Trelawny and was mowed down by a hit and run driver while conducting a (VCP) Vehicular Check Point duties in Clark’s Town during the second week of August.
The Police Inspector reportedly signaled the driver of the motor car to stop, but instead of complying, the driver who was later identified to be the now accused, mowed down the police officer and drove away from the scene.
Following a series of investigations by the police, investigators went to a section in an adjoining community, where the vehicle which was used to mow down the officer was discovered hidden in bushes.
The driver who was later identified to be Andre was taken into custody and subsequently charged.
By Henry Bucknor