Popular dancehall artiste Dexta Daps, whose real name is Louis Grandison, was arrested by cops during an incident at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St James on Monday (April 27).
Hype Life Magazine understands that Dexta Daps has been slapped with a battery of charges including the use of indecent language, resisting arrest, obstructing police and assaulting a police constable. According to the Corporate Communications Unit, there is no information to suggest that he had been granted bail.
A two minute long video shows the dancehall artiste tussling with three cops in front of the Sangster International airport. During the confrontation, Dexta Daps repeatedly cursed expletives, and kept telling the cops “oonu caan arrest mi fi nothing’. He also kept slapping their hands away as they attempted to restrain him.
As the confrontation grew more heated, the 7 Eleven singer lost his footing, and fell to the ground upon which the cops grabbed him, and his shirt was ripped.
The officers grabbed him around the waist and hauled him to a waiting police vehicle. He was reportedly issued a ticket for parking in the area just outside the departure lounge.
Sources say that the artiste could be slapped with an additional charge of “malicious destruction of government property” as the uniform of one of the police officers was ripped during the altercation.
Efforts to get a comment from his management team, DASECA, proved futile as they did not immediately return any calls.