197 Taken Into Custody During St James State of Emergency

Almost two hundred people have been arrested in St. James since a State of Public Emergency was declared in the Parish last Thursday.

In a statement last evening, the JCF says operations have been conducted in the communities of Flanker, Norwood, Glendevon, Salt Spring and several others throughout the parish.

According to the JCF’s Corporate Communications Unit, 197 persons were taken into custody over a period of three days. It says eight persons were arrested for a shooting along Sunset Boulevard last Tuesday.

Two persons were also taken into custody in relation to the shooting death of a man in Ironshore, St. James.

Inspector Dian Bartley of the CCU says they’re expected to be charged later this week. She says there are currently 111 persons still in custody.

Ten of these persons are to be charged with varying offences including shootings and murders.

Inspector Bartley says among the detainees are persons expected to be charged following consultation with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.