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Rodigan’s killer among America’s Most Wanted

Published:Friday | December 2, 2016 | 12:00 AM
The image of Robert Davis, otherwise called ‘Rodigan’, being painted on a wall along Maxfield Avenue in St Andrew shortly after his death in October.
'Marlon Jones'
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The United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has listed the man believed to be the killer of alleged Jamaican gang leader Robert 'Rodigan' Davis among America's 10 most wanted.

The FBI is calling the suspected killer 'Marlon Jones' and says he is believed to be a Jamaican citizen.

While acknowledging that the man's identity and nationality are still uncertain, FBI Special Agent Scott Garriola said that Jones has an "extensive violent criminal" history and uses multiple aliases and dates of birth.

"We're calling him 'Marlon Jones' based on his criminal history in New York, but at this point, it's anyone's guess what his actual birth name is. We don't believe he is a US citizen," said Garriola.

According to the FBI special agent, the suspected killer has been charged with crimes in the state of New Jersey under the name 'Rasheen Brantley' and served time in New York under the name 'Floyd Evans'. Further, he said that Jones has used the names 'Anthony Howard', 'Anthony Winter', and variations of those names.

JONES' DESCRIPTION

Garriola said that Jones is about five feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 160lbs, and has provided dates of birth ranging from 1970 to 1981.

"The biggest challenge right now besides finding him is trying to figure out who he really is," the FBI agent said.

Garriola said Jones is wanted in connection with the early morning killing of four people, including Jamaican 'Rodigan' in California on October 15.

Rodigan originates from Sunlight Street in the Maxfield Avenue area of St Andrew and is closely linked to the notorious Rat Bat criminal gang.

It is alleged that Rodigan led the gang while in Jamaica and continued to provide financing, direction, and access to weapons for its members while in the US.

The Los Angeles police report that 10 persons were also injured in the shooting.

According to the police, the shooting occurred during a birthday party that was being held at a location that is also operated as a Jamaican restaurant. A reward of US$100,000, or nearly J$13 million, is being offered for information leading to his capture.

Garriola, who is a member of the FBI's Los Angeles Fugitives Task Force, said investigations have so far revealed that Jones is part of a Jamaican criminal group, based on the US East Coast, that is involved in the illegal distribution of ganja.

According to Garriola, it is believed that Jones and his crew were in Los Angeles trying to settle a dispute with a rival Jamaican crew.

"It is still very early in the investigation. We are not sure if the crews were business associates or if their dispute was over territory," added Garriola as he noted that investigators believe that Jones has already fled Los Angeles.

"Besides strong ties to New York and New Jersey, the fugitive also has connections in Connecticut, Tennessee, the Virgin Islands, and Jamaica," said Garriola as he warned that Jones should be considered armed and dangerous.