The Police say that the Member of Parliament for North Central St. Catherine, the People’s National Party’s, Natalie Neita Headley has been arrested and charged.
Neita Headley is facing assault charges. She’s currently the Opposition Spokesman on Sports and also a former Minister of Sports.
Commanding Officer for the St. Andrew South Police, Senior Superintendent, Carl Ferguson this morning indicated that Neita Headley had been arrested and charged.
Neita-Headley is accused of thumping a man, Kevin Buchanan, during an altercation at the Petcom Head Office on Spanish Town Road.
Allegations are that Buchanan fell and went to the hospital to treat injuries he sustained.
Neita Headley does part-time work at the Petcom Head Office.
Buchanan was up until the time of the incident an employee of Petcom.
It’s not immediately clear whether he’s still an employee. The incident reportedly occurred a few weeks ago. It’s understood that on the day of the incident – Police investigators turned up at Petcom but were unable to locate Neita Headley.
A warrant had been issued since last week for the arrest and charge of the Member of Parliament. However, the Police were unable to locate her for several days.
When contacted this morning – SSP Ferguson declined to say when the incident took place. He also declined to indicate when Neita Headley will appear in Court or when the charge was laid on her. But SSP Ferguson confirmed that the assault case against the MP is currently before the Court.
Sources tell Nationwide News that the complainant, Mr. Buchanan has been coming under pressure not to pursue the case against Mrs. Neita Headley.
It’s also understood that there’s concern among some members of the High Command that Neita Headley was not also charged with occasioning bodily harm.
When contacted this afternoon Neita Headley initially denied that she was taken into custody.
However, she later said the word of the Police that she was arrested and charged should be taken as fact.
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