Jamaican fugitive charged with illegal landing

| 23/08/2017
Cayman News Service

O’Brian Ellis

(CNS): A Jamaican national who is on the run from the law in that country appeared in the Cayman Islands Summary Court Tuesday, charged with illegal landing, and has been remanded in custody. O’Brien Ellis, who is from Westmoreland, is wanted by law enforcement authorities in Jamaica as he is suspected of murder and arson. He has been staying in Cayman for several months, having fled Jamaica in the wake of the killing he is alleged to have committed. The RCIPS arrested him on Friday following a joint immigration, customs and police raid at an address in Windsor Park.  

According to the Jamaican press, the authorities there have begun extradition proceedings to have Ellis returned home to answer questions over the fatal shooting last December of Steadman Sterling, who is believed to be his brother.

Ellis was arrested in Windsor Park on suspicion of  drug offences as well as the immigration charge, but when he appeared yesterday, the magistrate heard that he currently faces just one count of illegal landing and will be back in court early next month.

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