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Waldie, Cokes, and Rooksie turn themselves in

Published:Wednesday | August 31, 2016 | 8:00 AM

Four of five individuals named as persons of interest last Friday, during an emergency press conference held at Harman Barracks in Kingston, have turned themselves in to the police.

Head of the Constabulary Communication Unit (CCU) Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay told The Gleaner yesterday that Andrew Leighton Coke, also known as 'Livity'; Lancaster Coke, also known as Bamma T; Mawaldi Harley, also known as  Waldie and Uriel James, also known as  'Rooksie', have turned themselves in following last week’s appeal for them to do so.

However, Aaron Thompson (Birdy), the fifth person of interest, and a number of wanted men who were also named, are still yet to report.

Lindsay said that, based on investigations, the persons who have not yet turned themselves in are believed to be off the island.

“Some progress was made. A number of them have given themselves in to include four of the main players. So the Cokes, Livity Coke and Bamma T Coke, they are in custody now in the Half-Way Tree lock up," she said.

"Rooksie came in and Waldie. Four of the top came in. They all came in on Monday. They came in at the specified time and are now in custody in Kingston lockups.”

In response to a recent flare up of violence throughout the Corporate Area, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of crime, Ealan Powell and other senior officers from the Area Four police division, had given the individuals until noon yesterday to turn themselves in.

Powell had also vowed to spare no effort in returning Kingston and St Andrew to its quiet days.

Persons wanted for murder who should report to the police include Delroy Nathan, also known as 'Dread', as well as twin brothers Mervin Henry (Biggie) and Marvin Henry (Likkle).