A number of persons who work or reside in several St Andrew communities have expressed relief following reports that Charles Hamilton, the man who was wanted for the killing of a baby and two women and several other murders, has been captured.
Police say Hamilton otherwise called ‘Tuggy Tuggy’ was apprehended at the intersection of Dunrobin Avenue and Constant Spring Road in Kingston on Saturday, April 28 during an operation conducted by the St Andrew Central police. Police say Hamilton has been on the run since 2016.
Details of how he was captured were not released by the police team but news of the arrest have had citizens commending the police.
“When I heard that that man was captured I could not do nothing more than big up the police for the work that they continue to do,” said a businessman in response to the news of Hamilton’s arrest.
Another resident of the affected communities echoed the businessman’s sentiments.
“This shows that that the police are out there working and for that I have to be thankful. I feel a little safer that this man who was linked to so many serious crimes is now off the road,” said the woman.
Police say Hamilton is also the main suspect in the murder of Detective Sergeant Trevor Williams in Stony Hill, St. Andrew on Friday, December 1, 2017. In September 2016, Hamilton, who had previously been convicted of shooting with intent and was awaiting sentencing, escaped from the lock up at the Islington Police Station in St Mary.
He was sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment in absentia.
Hamilton was also wanted for the triple murder that occurred in Annotto Bay, St Mary, on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Those killed were 62-year-old labourer Albert Pryce, otherwise called ‘Ali’ of Annotto Bay, St Mary; 25-year-old Rushell Williams, bartender and her daughter, eight-month-old Aleair Sewell of Swift River, Portland.
Their bodies were found at a house on Love Lane on Fort George Road in Annotto Bay, with multiple gunshot injuries.