Tommy Lee Sparta Released From Jail


Dancehall superstar Tommy Lee Sparta was released from jail this morning. Tommy Lee Sparta walked free after they were unable to charge him with a crime.

The dancehall artist has been behind bars for over a week and last week a judge ruled that authorities should release or charge him with a crime by Tuesday of this week. Tommy Lee has continuously denied having any involvement in any criminal activities in his native parish St. James. In an OnStage interview in 2016 The artist plead with police officers to stop harassing him.


Tommy Lee Sparta, real name Leroy Russell, was arrested by masked police officers in Kingston last week Sunday while withdrawing money at an ATM. Law enforcement later extradited him to Montego Bay where they have been holding him at the Freeport police station. Police officers have branded him a Leader of the Spartan Gang and accuses him of involved in organized crime in the St. James area.

Tommy Lee appeared in court this morning with Vybz Kartel’s lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson, who filed legal documents last week asking a judge to release him from police custody. Parish judge Sandria Wong Small agreed with the attorney’s argument and ordered the police force to release him by Tuesday (May 29th) or charge him with a crime.

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