Today in Jamaica, police arrested and charged 30-year-old singer, actor, and dancehall deejay Mavado with “assault occasioning bodily harm and malicious destruction of property.”
Mavado, whose real name is David Constantine Brooks, is alleged to have assaulted a man and damaged his Toyota Camry motor vehicle along the Belmont main road in St. James about 7:00pm last Friday. The police say the complainant had stopped along the Belmont main road to allow a line of traffic to pass when he and his son were attacked by Mavado and members of his entourage. The complainant is reported to have sustained injuries. His son reportedly lost several of his teeth after being hit in the mouth with a machete.
Another man, who attempted to bribe the complainant yesterday, was also taken into custody by members of the Anti-Corruption Branch and is to be charged with perverting the course of justice. The man is said to have tried to pay the complainant $500,000 to drop the case against the artiste.
Mavado is to appear in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate Court on Monday, August 8, 2011.
For original articles, see http://go-jamaica.com/news/read_article.php?id=30513 and http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Mavado-arrested2011-07-27T16-13-18