Our news team has learned that dancehall entertainer Tommy (Sparta) Lee has now hired the services of top criminal lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson to represent him.
As part of his first act of duty, Tavares-Finson filed a habeas corpus in the St James Parish Court on Tuesday, May 22nd to have his client released from custody.
Tommy Lee who’s real name is Leroy Russell was taken into custody early on Sunday morning of May 20th right after he had just finished performing on the popular dancehall television series Magnum Kings and Queens of the dancehall which was being held at Manor Park in St. Andrew.
The entertainer who was born in Flankers, St. James has been living in Kingston for the past four years, was then transported to St. James where he is being held at the Freeport lockup under the State of Public Emergency.
A number of residents in and around the parishes of western Jamaica say they are now very concern with the actions of the police. One Montego Bay’s businessman pointed out that this is not the first time where the entertainer has been taken into custody by the police during the Reggae Sumfest season and this is very questionable.
Persons in and around the city of Montego Bay told our news team that, the entertainer has been taken into custody since three days ago and despite hiring the services of two of the country’s top Attorneys at law the police are still refusing to release him from custody, and this action is also questionable.
By Henry Bucknor