According to a Senior Superintendent of police, the entertainer is Tommy Lee is wanted by the law as a person of interest in the ongoing violence in sections of Flankers.
“According to information that we received, Leroy Russell (Tommy Lee’s given name) has influenced the violence in Flankers, namely Central Avenue, and is quite integral with his involvement on these matters. Hence, the reason he is a person of interest,” the police Superintendent told 18 Karat Reggae.
Up to press time yesterday, Tommy Lee was yet to report to the authorities for questioning on the matter.
This marks the second time in six months that the singjay is named as a person of interest as it relates to shooting incidents.
Last June, he was sought by members of the Elleton Road Police Station in Kingston about a shooting in that division. He was later questioned and released.
A year earlier, Tommy Lee Sparta was barred from performing on Dancehall Night of Reggae Sumfest and in the Area One Division by the police. Area One comprises St James, Trelawny, Westmoreland and Hanover. At the time, Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor, who was in charge of Area One Division, said Tommy Lee Sparta’s name was linked to violence in Flankers and surrounding communities.
The Gothic singjay is known for songs including Psycho, Spartan Angel, Soul Reaper, and Darkness Rise.