Two men who were reportedly wanted in connection with the alleged assault on a police officer during a traffic stop in Balata, Babonneau on Monday, November 23, 215 were arrested during a live show on a local television station, police sources have confirmed.
The men reportedly appeared on MBC’s morning show with Yardie and Jahheim Wednesday morning to give their side of the story when the cops appeared and whisked them away, sources say.
The duo are not charged as yet, sources say.
According to a press release, “on Monday, November 23, 2015, at about 5:20 p.m. officers attached to the Traffic Unit were on mobile patrol in Balata, Babonneau area when they signaled motor car, registration number PJ 5391, to stop.
“The driver of the said vehicle complied and brought the vehicle to a halt. There were three occupants in the vehicle. Police Constable 821 Palmer then proceeded to issue a ticket to the driver of the said vehicle for driving without a seatbelt.
“During the issuance of the ticket, the front seated passenger reached under his seat and withdrew a firearm which he aimed at Palmer. The driver of the motor car then sped off. The police gave chase but was unable to apprehend the suspects,” the press release stated.
However, the men denied the police’s version of events.
They claimed that they fled out of fear of being killed based on how suspicious the lawmen appeared: conversing with each other in a tight group. The duo also claimed that the police shot at them, evidence which can be found on the car.