7 From Westmoreland Charged With Murder, Gang Involvement And Other Serious Crimes


Seven men from Westmorland charged by the Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigations Branch (CTOC) with various crimes are to appear in court next Thursday, November 8.

The seven have been charged for breaches of the Criminal Justice Suppression of Criminal Organizations (CJSCOA) and Firearms Acts and breaches of the Common Law, following a joint Police/Military operation in Kings Valley, Westmoreland on Wednesday, October 10.

The men who were interviewed and faced identification parades in the presence of their attorneys before being formally charged on Friday, November 02, are:

  • Twenty-year-old Romaro McKenniso, otherwise called ‘Ratty’ or ‘Bud Pickney’, of Kings Valley who is charged with being part of a criminal organization, facilitating the commission of various offences by a criminal organization, illegal possession of firearm and murder
  • Twenty –nine-year-old Derval Williams, otherwise called ‘Lukie’ or ‘Flex’, of Kings Valley who is charged with being part of a criminal organization, facilitating the commission of various offences by a criminal organization and conspiracy to murder
  • Twenty-five-year-old Christon Grant, otherwise called ‘Bobby’ or ‘Echoy’, of Peggy Barry who is charged with being part of a criminal organization, facilitating the commission of various offences by a criminal organization and conspiracy to murder
  • Thirty-two-year-old Hopeton Sankey, otherwise called ‘Leadda’ or ‘Bigga’, of Kings Valley who is charged with being part of a criminal organization
  • Fifty-one-year-old Ricky Hall, otherwise called ‘Bad Wata’ of Peggy Barry who is charged with being part of a criminal organization, facilitating the commission of various offences by a criminal organization and knowingly providing a benefit to a criminal organization
  • Thirty-one-year-old Carlington Godfrey, otherwise called ‘Tommy’, of Kings Valley who is charged with being part of a criminal organization, facilitating the commission of various offences by a criminal organization, and
  • Twenty-one-year-old Lindell Powell, otherwise called ‘Lazarus’, of Kings Valley who is charged with being part of a criminal organization and participating in the commission of various offences by a criminal organization.

The accused men are scheduled to appear in the Home Circuit Court on Thursday, November 8.

Franklin McKnight

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