Serious injury in fight between politician’s son and music producer
Charges have been laid against a son of Central Manchester Member of Parliament (MP) and former National Security Minister, Peter Bunting, and a popular dancehall music producer after a physical altercation between the two men in St Andrew last Friday.
Reports, including from the police, are that the producer, Andrew Myrie, otherwise called 'Anju Blaxx', was hosting a birthday party at his home in an upper St Andrew community, when Bunting’s son, Bent, a businessman, knocked at his door complaining about the music that was being played.
An argument reportedly developed between the two, which escalated into a fight.
Bunting, it is reported, suffered a fractured jaw during the fracas, while Myrie sustained injuries to his face and a cut to one of his fingers from a piece of broken glass.
Both men were taken to the Constant Spring Police Station, where they were each charged with the offence of wounding.
"It was just a fist fight between two men. Tensions escalated and it got out of hand between them,” a source close to the incident told Loop News.
“The media is just blowing it out of proportion because Bunting got a fractured jaw. But the two of them were charged with wounding," added the source.
It was not Anju Blaxx's first run-in with the law, as in August 2017 he pleaded guilty in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court to aiding in the making of a false declaration to Jamaica Customs back in 2013. He was fined $250,000 for the offence.
Previously, the producer was on a list of Jamaicans who were indicted by US prosecutors in North Dakota for alleged involvement in lottery scamming.
In February 2015, he was arrested by law enforcement officers on charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering. But the charges were dismissed in August 2016.
Anju Blaxx, who is the head of UIM Records, is known for several hit songs, such as Tommy Lee Sparta's 'Psycho' and Bugle's 'Nuh Compatible'.