Dancehall star, Popcaan has been fined EC$2000 or just over $91,000 Jamaican dollars after pleading guilty to assaulting a police officer following an incident Monday night after an event he performed at in the Caribbean country of Antigua and Barbuda.
The entertainer, whose real name is Andre Sutherland was slapped with four charges following the altercation, including assault, battery, obstructing a police officer in the lawful execution of his duty, and resisting arrest. During Popcaan’s performance Monday night at the Antigua Trades and Labour Union rally in Fort James, an over eager fan jumped on stage. The police officer involved in the incident with the entertainer would remove the fan.
Popcaan then tried to intervene between the officer and the fan, with the entertainer physically trying to prevent the officer from arresting the fan. The officer shoved Popcaan back, causing tempers to flare. The two again went at it after leaving the stage and bottles were thrown onto the stage in protest.
A video of the incident was initally posted on Monday by the Antigua Observer, but has since been removed. It’s since been posted on YouTube.
Popcaan plead guilty to all charges on Tuesday; being hit with EC$1000 fines for the assault and obstructions charged, avoiding a pair of six month jail sentences connected to each offense.
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