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Dancehall artiste Popcaan fined after pleading guilty to assault charges in Antigua

Published:Tuesday | May 3, 2016 | 5:47 PM
Popcaan, whose real name is Andre Sutherland, pleaded guilty to the charges of battery on police officer and obstructing a police officer.

Dancehall artiste Popcaan has been fined EC$1,000 (J$45,000) or six months in prison on each of the two offences with which he was charged following a tussle with a policeman at a stage show in Antigua on Monday night.

The sentences were handed down by a magistrate when Popcaan appeared in court today after he pleaded guilty to both charges.

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Popcaan, whose real name is Andre Sutherland, pleaded guilty to the charges of battery on police officer and obstructing a police officer.

The tussle happened after Popcaan intervened in a confrontation between the cop and a fan who had made his way to the performance area.