With the barrels of their guns barely even cooled from their last deadly encounter with one of the parish’s Most Wanted, the Westmoreland Police are determined to continue purging the once peaceful parish. After taking down Sadan ‘Sadam’ Mullings, who was allegedly responsible for over 20 murders in the parish, the police have their sights set on an armed and extremely dangerous lot, as they released the details of these individuals last Monday at a press conference.
Kemroy Oshane Clarke, otherwise called ‘Max’. Clarke is known to take refuge in a number of areas including Golden Grove, Hanover, Hooger Lane, Gulf, Norwood, Montego Bay, St. James, and Haddo, Westmoreland. The 5 ft. 6 inches tall Clarke is of dark complexion, medium build, and sports a cornrow hairstyle. He is wanted for the murder of Kavana Morgan, committed on February 24, 2017, at Marshall Road, Haddo district, Whithorn, Westmoreland.
The wanted Clarke has been seen in the Haddo, McField areas, in Whithorn, Golden Grove, Hanover and Gulf, Norwood, St. James.
32-year-old Steve Vassell, otherwise called ‘Buss Mi Strength’, of Shortwood Road, Kingston 8, follows on the list. Vassell, who is of dark complexion, slim build, and is about 5 ft. 8 inches tall, is wanted for murder committed on April 23, 2014, at Roaring River, Westmoreland. He frequents Roaring River, Westmoreland, Shortwood Road, Kingston areas, as well as John’s Hall, St. James.
48-year-old Burton Shearer, otherwise called ‘Bap’, of Church Lincoln district, Grange Hill, Westmoreland, is next. He is of dark complexion, slim build, and is about 5 ft. 11 inches tall. ‘Bap’ is wanted for the murder of Fabian Cooper, a resident of Church, Lincoln district, Grange Hill, Westmoreland, which was committed on May 12, 2016. Following further police work, Shearer was also revealed to be a person of interest in the murder of Evan Williams, also of a Westmoreland address. Shearer’s offences do not stop there, as he has made a potent death threat on a parish judge – one the police will not be taking lightly until he is captured or put down.
Jermaine Gordon, another armed and dangerous character, is next on the Most Wanted list. Otherwise called ‘Dangles’ or ‘Ding Dong’, of Burnt Savannah, Westmoreland, and Mount Salem, Montego Bay, St. James, Gordon is wanted for murder and wounding with intent committed at Red Hills, Frome, Westmoreland. A known member of the Tony Reid Gang, Gordon is of dark complexion, slim build and is about 6 ft. tall. He frequents the Grange Hill Prospect District and Burnt Savannah areas in Westmoreland.
Completing the parish’s Most Wanted list is 22 years old Ashwayne Campbell, also known as Cappy, of Fletchers Hill, Lennox, Bigwoods, Darliston, all communities in the parish. He is of brown complexion, medium build, and is wanted for the murder of Donville Cummings, committed on November 28, 2015, at Fletchers Hill, Westmoreland.
Next on this list is 34-year-old Glenroy Roach, also known as ‘Eye’, of First Avenue, Vineyard Town, Kingston and Negril, Westmoreland, a dark complexion, slim built character, whose eyes are cast inwards. He is wanted for a murder committed on August 10, 2015 in Negril, and is known to frequent West End, Negril, Kew District, and Elgin Town in Hanover.
The dreadlocks-sporting 29-year-old Obrian Ellis, otherwise called ‘Joe Grine’, of Phase 6 Llandilo Housing Scheme, Sav-la-Mar, Westmoreland, caught the attention of the police when he committed a murder on December 8, 2016, in Farm Pen in the parish. The near 6 ft. tall Ellis is of dark complexion, medium build, and is a known member of the Ambition Crew. He is known to frequent Llandilo, Three Miles River and Montego Bay, St. James.
28-year-old Olando Jarrett, otherwise called Andre Jarrett, of Red Ground, Westmoreland, and 18 Ricketts Street, Savanna-la-Mar, is wanted for house break-in and receiving stolen property. The low haircut-wearing Jarret is 5 ft. 10 inches tall, and is described as having a deformed stomach area. He has been known to frequent White Hall, Red Ground, Negril, Ricketts Street and Savanna-la-Mar.
23-year-old Dushane Allen, otherwise called Nigel, of Greenwich, Bethel Town, Westmoreland. The 5 ft. 10 inches tall hoodlum, who is a known member of the Venomous Vipers Gang, is of dark complexion, slim build, and sports a tattoo of a circle on the back of his left palm, as well as on both shoulders. Further details revealed by the police describe Allen as having a broad face and unkempt hair. The youngster is wanted for the murders of Stephen Hibbert, Omar Gordon and Trevon Lewis, all of Westmoreland addresses. He is known to frequent Greenwich, York, Bethel Town, Catadupa, Ducketts and Cambridge, St. James.25-year-old Dwayne Clarke, otherwise called ‘Buju’, of Coffee Walk, Delveland and Little London, Westmoreland, escaped police custody, but remains wanted for murder he committed on March 12, 2009. Clarke, who is a member of the Alma Gang, is of dark complexion with a straight face, thin lips black hair, straight and small nose, with a round head.
As the police intensify attempts to regain control of the parish – which has already passed the 70-mark for persons killed since the start of the year, the men identified are being asked to peacefully turn in themselves, lest they be subject to lethal force by the lawmen.
As for the murders already committed, Superintendent of Police in charge of Westmoreland, Egbert Parkins, attributes this spike to gang-related activities, which they are actively trying to curb.
He says 16 gangs are operating in the parish and are being financed through lottery scamming, drug dealings and contract killings.