case scenario, be charged with a crime.
The dancehall artist has been behind bars for over a week and last
week a judge ruled that authorities should release or charge him
with a crime by Tuesday of this week. Tommy Lee Sparta’s attorneys
say they expect the deejay to be released because cops have no basis
to charge him with any crime. Tommy Lee also denied having any
involvement in any criminal activities in his native parish St. James.
Tommy Lee Sparta, real name Leroy Russell, was arrested up by
masked police officers in Kingston last week Sunday while
withdrawing money at an ATM. Law enforcement later extradited him
to Montego Bay where they have been holding him at the Freeport
police station. Police officers have branded him a hardened gangster
who is involved in organized crime in the St. James area.
Tommy Lee has since hired Vybz Kartel’s lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson
who filed legal docs asking a judge to release him from police
custody. Parish judge Sandria Wong Small agreed with the attorneys
arguments and ordered the police force to release him by Tuesday
(May 29th) or charge him with a crime.
Dapstrem News will keep you posted on any new developments
regarding the case.