Tommy Lee Sparta was arrested in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday morning just minutes after leaving the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall show.
The “Not A Badness” deejay, whose real name is Leroy Russell, allegedly stopped at an ATM in St Andrew where masked police officers with guns accosted him and brought him to the Half Way Tree Police Station.
The Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC) confirmed that a bulletin was issued for the “Uncle Demon” to report to the police for questioning in relation to organized crimes in his native Montego Bay.
Sources told Hype Life Magazine that Tommy Lee Sparta remains behind bars at the Half-Way Tree Police Station and will be questioned by detectives sometime this week in relation to a number of crimes that recently took place in St. James.
He has not been charged with anything, according to sources. However, the Gothic Dancehall artiste is expected to be questioned later this week, according to a detective.
Over the last two years, Tommy Lee Sparta was listed multiple on police wanted list for various crimes which he said he had nothing to do with.
The Jamaica entertainer told reporters that police is unfairly targeting him because of his music.
“I wasn’t shock or anything because I get numb to everything,” Tommy Lee said in an interview with Winford Williams.
“Every year they always come with something new.”
Tommy Lee Sparta, whose real name is Leroy Russell, also revealed that his encounter with the law enforcement has a negative impact on his career.
He said that it is the “main reason why he is without a U.S. visa and is not getting more overseas bookings to do shows.”