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Spanish Town gang members charged; set for court month end

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 12:42 PM
Taxis inside the Spanish Town bus park in St Catherine.

Three members of the notorious Spanish Town, St Catherine-based One Order and Clansman gangs are behind bars and are to face the courts at the end of the month, after they were arrested and charged by police on the weekend under the Anti-Gang legislation. 

Charged are:

Twenty-nine-year-old Donovan Richards, otherwise called ‘Godville’, of Spanish Town in St Catherine. He has been charged for professing to be a member of a criminal organisation and for being a member of a criminal organisation.

Thirty-seven-year-old Omar Pertrie, also known as ‘Freezer’, and 21-year old Tashoma Heslop, otherwise called ‘Shane’, both of March Pen Road in the parish. They were both charged with participating in a criminal organisation and extortion.

The men were arrested and charged on Friday following a police operation.  

The police say men visited several business places in and around the Spanish Town commercial area where they demanded and collected money from business owners in exchange for protection. The gangsters threatened to set the business establishments ablaze if their demands were not met.

The three accused are scheduled to appear before the St Catherine Parish Court on Tuesday, October 31.