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Person of interest leaves Court under heavy security

Person of interest leaves  Court under heavy security


More than 15 armed police officers from the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) and Special Services Unit (SSU) guarded and escorted a resident of Villa from the Serious Offences Court yesterday.

As Martin ‘Jahson’ James emerged from the court and walked to the waiting police vehicle, police officers blocked the road outside of the court to ensure his safe passage.

According to a source, when James was brought to court yesterday morning to answer charges related to marijuana cultivation, police officers observed a number of men behind a wall at the back of the court yard.{{more}}

On arrival at court, James had been placed in a holding area before being taken into the courtroom. While in the holding area, he was spotted by a man believed to be a Paul’s avenue resident, who is suspected of having alerted other men in the area.

SEARCHLIGHT understands that after leaving court, James was taken to Calliaqua police station where he and two other persons of interest were questioned in relation to the murder of an infant at Glen over the weekend.

On Friday evening, the baby, along with its parents were rushed to the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital (MCMH) after they were shot at their home. The baby later died, while the parents are still patients of the MCMH.

James appeared in court yesterday to answer charges related to marijuana cultivation after police discovered 10 mature plants of genius cannabis in his yard at Villa. He pleaded guilty to the charge and was fined $450. (AS)