Nonetheless no bail for Tommy Lee Sparta as his gun case pushed again.
Embattled dancehall deejay Tommy Lee Sparta is not going to get to begin 2021 along with his household as he was remanded into custody yesterday, January 14. His case was known as up within the Company Space Gun Court docket division of the Dwelling Circuit Court docket. He’ll stay behind bars till no less than February 3. The Jamaica Observer spoke to one in every of his attorneys-at-law, Donahue Martin, who defined that he couldn’t share a lot about what occurred through the digicam session court docket case.
“The matter was set first earlier than the court docket at this time. I, nevertheless, can’t converse with the openness of what came about in court docket, as a result of these issues are in-camera,” he added. He did, nevertheless, say that “the matter is, nevertheless, mounted for February 3, 2021.”
One other legal professional representing Tommy Lee Sparta, attorney-at-law Tom Tavares-Finson, QC, gave a bit extra element concerning the course of and why Lee was despatched again to lock-up.
“Usually, when issues are first earlier than the Gun Court docket, particularly in latest occasions, the choose would make a Finger Print Order. A Finger Print Order simply basically means you give your fingerprint to the police and, from that, the police can point out whether or not a selected particular person has earlier convictions or in the event that they produce other circumstances pending,” he stated. He added that this course of have to be accomplished as a result of it additionally helps the court docket to know if the individual charged has a pending warrant out for them. “That’s the objective of the Finger Print Order,” he stated.
Most occasions, till this situation is met, a defendant isn’t even allowed to use for bail, he continued. Tommy Lee Sparta, who was not physically present in court, faces charges of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. The deejay, whose actual title is Leroy Russell, additionally spent six weeks behind bars final yr, 2020, as police questioned him about his relationship with the Sparta Gang that operates out of Montego Bay. The gang was stated to be chargeable for a number of shootings within the space.
On this newest case, police reviews point out that he was arrested on December 14 after a car during which he was touring was intercepted by members of the JCF’s Specialised Operations unit. Following a search of the occupants within the car, the squad allegedly discovered a 9mm Glock pistol with an prolonged journal containing 18 rounds of ammunition. Police stated it was present in Lee’s waistband. Police additionally stated that he’s being investigated for different felony offenses.