Uchence Wilson Gang Trial: Alleged Member Says He Perhaps Was In Custody At Time Of Gang Operation

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Alleged member, of the so-called Uchence Wilson Gang, Dane Edwards, says he was either in custody or nursing gunshot wounds during the period the Crown alleges the gang operated.

Edwards is one of 18 people accused of being a part of a criminal organisation, in breach of the Anti-Gang Legislation.

So far 13 of the 18 accused members have given sworn evidence and unsworn statements pleading their innocence.

The Crown alleges the gang operated between 2015 and 2017.

In his sworn evidence last Friday, Edwards says he was arrested in 2014 and was released until November 2015.

He says in February 2016, he was shot in the foot, leading him to need months of treatment.

According to Edwards, he was shot again in December 2016, injuring his back and hand.

He says he was picked up under the State of Emergency declared in the St. Catherine North Police Division in 2017 for being a part of the alleged Uchence Wilson gang.

Edwards says at the time of his arrest he was still nursing injuries that left him in a diminished capacity.

Edwards is accused of being a driver for the alleged gang.

Meanwhile, a character witness appeared on behalf of Michael Lamont.

The elderly woman told the court she’d know Lamont for 10 years.

She says the only bad trait she observed in Lamont was him being a ‘gallis’.

The trial resumes later this morning at 10 o’clock.



William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.


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