Popcaan pleads guilty

May 03, 2016

Jamaican entertainer Popcaan on Tuesday  pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer in Antigua.

Popcaan, whose given name is Andre Sutherland, was taken before a magistrate court in Antigua and Barbuda court on summary offenses.

He entered the guilty plea to the two charges, a representative of the Antigua police told The STAR.

Popcaan pleaded guilty to the charge of battery on police and was fined EC$1,000 (approximately $45,409).

If he fails to pay the fine, he faces six months imprisonment.

The entertainer was convicted of the offense of obstructing a police officer. He was fined EC$1,000 (approximately $45,409).

If he fails to pay the fine, Popcaan faces six months imprisonment. 

Popcaan was arrested in Antigua and Barbuda early Tuesday morning.

Senior Sergant Frankie Thomas, public relations officer of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, confirmed the arrest with The STAR.

"There was an incident which happened last night during our Labour Day celebration and Jamaican national Andre Sutherland, aka Popcaan, was taken into custody in relation to a confrontation with the police during his performance," Thomas told The STAR.


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