Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Dead gangster identified among 3 suspects in big MoBay murder/robbery

Kayon Wellington

Kayon Wellington

The police have identified one of the two men who were killed in a reported shootout with a police team in Belmont, St James on Tuesday afternoon as the reputed leader of the Dean’s Lane gang which has been operating in and around the parish of St James for some time.

The police have also reported that 36-year-old Kayon Wellington, otherwise called ‘Scatta’, of Belmont, Anchovy in St James, was implicated in the vicious double murder and robbery that was committed on Jarrett Street in Montego Bay on Sunday morning, March 10, which claimed the lives of 61-year-old Canute Earle, a security guard, and 41-year-old Floyd Wilson, a driver.

A large sum of cash, reportedly in the millions, was taken from a businessman during the attack.

A Hawkeye Security vehicle which was shot up by attackers in Montego Bay in an incident in which two persons were killed and a large sum of money was taken, on Sunday.

A minivan in which one of the two persons who died in a robbery in Montego Bay on Sunday, was travelling.

The police said Wellington’s criminal activities date back to 2003 when he came under the police’s radar as a person of interest in relation to a number of crimes, including robberies, wounding with intent, shootings and murders, in St James.

A release from the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the police’s information arm, said Wellington was also implicated in the murders of Keniel Richards in 2013 in Belmont; the January 2018 murder of Kevin Lindo on McCarty Street in Montego Bay; and the 2019 murders of Omar Watkins and Lloyd Johnson on Barnett Street, also in Montego Bay.

The release named Odane Brown, otherwise called ‘Bummy Squeeze’, and a man known only as ‘Tickerous’, as '(alleged) co-conspirators' with Wellington in the robbery/murders on Jarrett Street.

Investigators are appealing to both men to turn themselves in immediately, and anyone knowing their whereabouts to contact the Montego Bay Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) at 876-953-6191, Crime Stop at 311, the police 119 emergency number, or the nearest police station.

Wellington was shot dead alongside Allie Hall, who was also of Belmont district, in an incident in which two handguns were also reportedly seized.

Investigators at the house where alleged gang leader, Kayon Wellington, and another man, Allie Hall, were shot dead by a police team in Belmont district in St James on Tuesday afternoon.

Reports are that about 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, a police patrol team went to a house in the Belmont community, where they were greeted with gunfire.

The police said the fire was returned and a shootout ensued.

Following the alleged gunfight, Wellington and Hall were found suffering from gunshot wounds, and were taken to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

The police said other men ran from the house and escaped in bushes during the shootout.

The Independent Commission of Investigation (INDECOM) has commenced a probe into the incident.

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