Intense probe into gang activities led to Dexta Daps' arrest - CCU
Popular dancehall artiste, Dexta Daps, is soon to be questioned by detectives about gang activities in Seaview Gardens and neighbouring communities within the St Andrew South Police Division.
Loop News understands that the artiste's management team has approached attorney Peter Champagnie QC for representation in the matter.
On Wednesday a video of the 'Morning Love’ singer's arrest surfaced on social media. The video showed a throng of residents of a section of Seaview Gardens, the artiste’s old stomping ground, following behind the cops as they led the entertainer to a waiting jeep in which other men from the community were already in custody.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), told Loop News that the singer was held in relation to an ongoing investigation into gang-related activities in the police division.
"He is in police custody because of an investigation into criminal gang activities in Seaview Gardens and surrounding areas. The police have been doing their investigation for awhile, and the police have reached a point in their investigation where they have taken him and several other men into custody. I can't say much more because the investigation is at a sensitive stage," Lindsay told Loop News.
The entertainer is being held at the Hunt’s Bay Police Station.
Wednesday’s development was not the singer's first brush with the law. On April 27, 2015, Dexta Daps, whose given name is Louis Grandison, was charged after an altercation with a group of police officers at the Sangster Airport in Montego Bay, St James. Then also, videos of the incident went viral on social media.
He was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, resisting arrest and using indecent language, but was freed of all the charges in November of the same year.