Wanted man LeRoss Leandre Burnett, who took to social media earlier this month claiming that that he was wrongfully accused, has been captured.
The 29-year-old, who was being sought in connection with a serious criminal matter, was arrested after a confrontation with lawmen last night.
Acting on a tip off, police went to 1st Avenue, Homestead Drive, Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church, around 9 p.m.
Upon arrival they saw a dreadlocked man crouching behind a van, which was parked inside the garage of a residence. Burnett was also seen hiding on the ground between the vehicle and the garage wall.
Police approached both men and Burnett immediately tried to escape.
However, he was reportedly restrained by police after a violent struggle in which two officers were injured. Burnett also suffered injuries and was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
In the meantime, the dreadlocked man managed to escape on foot. Police have however seized the vehicle.
They are appealing to anyone with information on the whereabouts of the dreadlocked male to contact the District ‘B’ Police station at 437-4311; Police Emergency at telephone number ‘211’; Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIPS (8477); or the nearest police station.