Police Make Arrest in 4 Year Old Murder Case

Police have arrested Craig Halliday of Fort Thomas Road who was charged for the alleged murder of Leon Westerman alias “Gars”, formerly of Low Street, Nevis. The homicide was committed on January 28th 2008 in Charlestown.

Westerman’s killing was the first to have taken place back in 2008. Police reported then that he died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The incident occurred just before midnight and Westerman died while being transported to the Alexandra Hospital in Charlestown. After four years, the family of Westerman would now be restored with some hope that the person believed to be responsible for the killing of their loved one, would be brought to justice.

In other police operations on the weekend, they confiscated a firearm and searched over 100 vehicles and 94 persons.

Police officials said that an overnight operation in the Frigate Bay and surrounding areas of Basseterre resulted in 94 persons and 106 vehicles being searched and   45 tickets were and four arrests made – two for possession of Cannabis and two for immigration purposes.

Police also disclosed that two American citizens on board the visiting cruise ship “Carnival Victory” on Friday were arrested after the ship’s security and the local Customs Department carried out a search of a cabin in which a quantity of vegetable material suspected to be cannabis was found.

Lena Lugar and Chad Brown both of Richmond, Virginia in the United States were held by police and taken before the Magistrate in Sandy Point where they both pleaded guilty. They were each fined EC$800.00) forthwith or 30 days in prison.  The fines were paid and they were transported back to the ship.

In Nevis, an operation by the Delta Squad led to the arrest of Daish James, after he was stopped and searched at Cotton Ground Road for illegal drugs, arms and ammunition.

One Glock 22 pistol and nine (9) hallow .40 rounds were found in his back sack.


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