Dancehall’s Mavado Charged

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News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tues. June 14, 2011: Jamaican dancehall star Mavado has been charged by police in Jamaica with assault.
Brooks was, however, charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and was offered station bail in the sum of $30,000.

He is scheduled to appear before the Half-Way-Tree Resident Magistrate’s Court to answer the charge on June 23.

The singer, whose real name is David Brooks, was yesterday charged with assault following an incident at a nightclub in New Kingston at about 3:30 a.m. Monday morning. An altercation reportedly developed between a security officer and a member of the entertainer’s team who allegedly refused to be searched, according to Observer reports.

A scuffle allegedly developed and a member of the entertainer’s team was shot and injured. He was admitted to hospital in serious condition.

“The entertainer has been charged following an altercation between members of his entourage and a member of the security forces,” Detective Sergeant Radcliffe Levy, the officer in charge of crime at the Half-Way-Tree Police Station told the Observer newspaper.

Singer Bounty Killer, who was also at the club, as a person of interest and ordered to turn himself over to the Half-Way-Tree police.