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Luciano charged with harbouring fugitive
After spending the weekend behind bars, Reggae singer Luciano was yesterday charged with harbouring a fugitive by detectives from the St Andrew Central Police Division.
"He spent the weekend in jail and was charged a short while ago," head of the division, Superintendent Terrence Bent told the Observer last evening.
Luciano, real name Jepther McLymont, was arrested on Friday when he turned up at the Half-Way-Tree police station with his attorney Delano Franklyn. After a question and answer session, the artiste was thrown behind bars and was only charged after Franklyn filed a writ of habeus corpus before Resident Magistrate Glen Brown in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Brown ordered the cops to charge or release the artiste.
The singer will answer to the charge in court on April 9.
Luciano was arrested after cops went to his Westminister Crescent, St Andrew home and studio last Monday in search of fugitive Andrew Senior, also known as 'Shooty Shooty' or 'Conqueror'.
Police say they were greeted with gunfire and during a two-hour stand-off, three cops were shot and seriously injured before managing to fatally wound the fugitive. A 9mm pistol was seized.
The three cops are still hospitalised but are listed in stable condition. One was shot in the face while the others were shot in the groin and leg.
Luciano faces up to six months in prison for the offence.
Source: Jamaica Observer

After spending the weekend behind bars, Reggae singer Luciano was yesterday charged with harbouring a fugitive by detectives from the St Andrew Central Police Division.
"He spent the weekend in jail and was charged a short while ago," head of the division, Superintendent Terrence Bent told the Observer last evening.
Luciano, real name Jepther McLymont, was arrested on Friday when he turned up at the Half-Way-Tree police station with his attorney Delano Franklyn. After a question and answer session, the artiste was thrown behind bars and was only charged after Franklyn filed a writ of habeus corpus before Resident Magistrate Glen Brown in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday.
Brown ordered the cops to charge or release the artiste.
The singer will answer to the charge in court on April 9.
Luciano was arrested after cops went to his Westminister Crescent, St Andrew home and studio last Monday in search of fugitive Andrew Senior, also known as 'Shooty Shooty' or 'Conqueror'.
Police say they were greeted with gunfire and during a two-hour stand-off, three cops were shot and seriously injured before managing to fatally wound the fugitive. A 9mm pistol was seized.
The three cops are still hospitalised but are listed in stable condition. One was shot in the face while the others were shot in the groin and leg.
Luciano faces up to six months in prison for the offence.
Source: Jamaica Observer