By Marc Parc
Montego Bay police suggest that a man affiliated with popular Dancehall artiste, David "Mavado" Brooks attempted to buyout the assault case against the singjay on Tuesday. Reportedly, the man who’s currently being held in custody by law enforcement is a popular, Montego Bay promoter who has ties to the "Gully Side" artiste.
Sources close to the Montego Bay police intimated that they received information from said man & contacted the 51 year old complainant & his 17 year old son; the victims of the alleged assault. The promoter then made an offer to pay $500,000 to the complainants, in exchange for their word that they would not take their case against Mavado to court.
The complainants then met the popular promoter at the Fairview Shopping Centre in Bogue, Montego Bay but the promoter refused to make the exchange there; instead asking a taxi driver to drop him & the complainants at an undisclosed location in order to carry out the deal. However, the so-called taxi man was really an undercover officer who was part of an ongoing sting operation in the area. The promoter was then taken into custody along with the $500,000 he was offering, his white BMW along with a firearm. Further investigation into the matter is currently being made. No comment has been made from anyone in Mavado's camp regarding the incident.
The alleged assault, took place on Friday night at or around 7pm just hours after the "Gully God" performed at Reggae Sumfest 2011. Mavado got into an argument with the 51 year old complainant, after the "Star Bwoy" deejay implied that the man didn't give him enough space to pass while driving his vehicle along Belmont Road in St. James. The argument escalated, leading to Mavado ramming his car into the front of the man's car, injuring his hand. Moments later, one of Mavado's entourage members reportedly jumped out of his car with a machete; slapping the man's 17 year old son in the mouth. Mavado hasn't reported to the Anchovy Police station, where he's wanted for questioning about the matter.