Jamaican dancehall star, Bounty Killa, was last night in police custody. The singer, whose real name is Rodney Pryce, turned himself into police yesterday based on a two-year-old charge. He faces charges of illegal possession of a firearm, unlawful wounding and assault relating to a September 27, 2007 incident.
Bounty could face a sentence of 15 years in prison if convicted of assaulting an off-duty policeman in 2007. It is alleged that a group of men who were part of the deejay`s entourage used their motorcars to block a section of St Lucia Avenue in New Kingston. A policeman who was driving his private motorcar asked them to move the motorcars so that he could pass but several men allegedly assaulted the policeman. He was slapped in the face and chest.
It is alleged that Bounty Killer pulled a firearm during the incident. The deejay will appear in the Gun Court today and could be released on bail.