Clarendon men arrested after gun find, car chase in Manchester

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said three men who yesterday attempted to elude its officers on Old Melrose Road in Mandeville, Manchester, have been arrested, adding that a firearm and ammunition were seized during the incident.

Among those charged is 29-year-old Ovid McKenzie from Evans Street in Clarendon, who was the driver of the motor car. He is charged with dangerous driving.

Twenty-five-year-old David Dwyer from Lincoln Avenue in Clarendon was charged with assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

The JCF stated that the third suspect, whose name has not been disclosed, is to be charged following an interview.

It said: “Reports are that, about 12:30am yesterday (February 13), lawmen were on duty in the area when they signalled the driver of a Toyota motorcar to stop. He did not comply and the vehicle was later intercepted.

“The driver and two passengers were apprehended and a Taurus 9 millimetre pistol with 13 rounds of ammunition – which was allegedly thrown from the vehicle during the incident, was subsequently retrieved by lawmen,” added the JCF.

It noted that investigations are continuing.

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