Man goes to cops to report threat, arrested for murder | Loop Jamaica

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A man who managed to elude the police after being suspected of committing a murder in Kingston seven months ago was recently arrested when he went to Trench Town Police Station to report a threat.

The complainant, who ended up being charged with murder, assault at common law, and illegal possession of firearm, is 25-year-old Dwight Thomas, otherwise called ‘Bwoy Bwoy’. He is a security guard of Arnett Gardens, Kingston 12.

The police said he was charged in connection with a murder on Mexico Way, Kingston 12 on August 30, 2021.

According to a release from the constabulary’s Corporate Communications Unit, Thomas and other men were involved in a dispute with 56-year-old Phillip Lawrence when he allegedly used a pickaxe to inflict a chop wound to Lawrence’s head.

He then allegedly pointed a firearm at another man who ran to assist Lawrence. Thomas and the other men escaped in the area, and Lawrence was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Then, on March 20, 2022, Lawrence went to Trench Town Police Station to file a threat report, and he was arrested and charged in connection with Lawrence’s murder.

His court date is being finalised, the police said.