Singjay Ronnie Thwaites arrested

Singjay Ronnie Thwaites arrested

BY SADE GARDNER
Observer writer

Embattled singjay Ronnie Thwaites has been arrested and charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon. The artiste, whose given name is Ronald Brown, was detained on Monday after New York City (NYC) police listed him as wanted for assault and stabbing.

Detective Sophia T Mason of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner confirmed his arrest to the Jamaica Observer in an e-mail response.

“Detectives tracked him down and took him into custody on September 24, 2018 at 3:40 pm,” she said.

According to a report from NYC’s 47 Precinct, Brown, 51, “intentionally stabbed and slashed a male victim multiple times about the body, causing life-threatening injuries”. The incident reportedly took place in the vicinity of White Plains Road and East Gun Hill Road in New York on September 20.

The victim is said to be in critical condition.

Thwaites is one of several Jamaican artistes to stumble before the law this year, others include Capleton, Munga Honourable, and Gully Bop.

Brown rose to prominence in 1991 with the release of Mr Luxury (The Wickedest Time). The track was released on the Jammy’s label and soared to number one in Jamaica the following year. Brown is also known for songs like Love of My Life TimeRespect Due to All CrewRasta Man, and Lucky Day.

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