Tommy Lee Sparta is expected to walk free from jail today or worst case scenario, be charged with a crime.
The dancehall artist has been behind bars for over a week and last week a judge ruled that authorities should release or charge him with a crime by Tuesday of this week. Tommy Lee Sparta’s attorneys say they expect the deejay to be released because cops have no basis to charge him with any crime. Tommy Lee also denied having any involvement in any criminal activities in his native parish St. James.
Tommy Lee Sparta, real name Leroy Russell, was arrested up by masked police officers in Kingston last week Sunday while withdrawing money at an ATM. Law enforcement later extradited him to Montego Bay where they have been holding him at the Freeport police station. Police officers have branded him a hardened gangster who is involved in organized crime in the St. James area.
Tommy Lee has since hired Vybz Kartel’s lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson who filed legal docs asking a judge to release him from police custody. Parish judge Sandria Wong Small agreed with the attorney’s argument and ordered the police force to release him by Tuesday (May 29th) or charge him with a crime.
Urban Islandz will keep you posted on any new developments regarding the case.