Kemar Highcon Facing Up to 5 Years Behind Bars In America, According to Reports

Kemar Highcon, better known for his dancehall music, was arrested, in Florida, on grand theft auto charges. Several reports indicate that Kemar was released from jail on a $500 bond last Sunday following his arrest.

If convicted, the entertainer, who is an American citizen, could face up to five years in prison, as per reports. The artiste, whose real name is Kemar Woodbine, was arrested on May 5 after he was caught driving a stolen BMW, according to police reports.

PHOTOGRAPH: KEMAR HIGHCON/INSTAGRAM

According to the police report obtained by The Star, the Saucy deejay was spotted driving a red 2014 BMW on West Atlantic Boulevard. Upon checking, the police found that the vehicle had been reported stolen.

The police stated that there was no indication that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of his detention. The report also revealed that the artiste was detained without incident or any form of resistance.

As the police report continued, it detailed that Kemar Highcon “knowingly obtained the vehicle an attempt to temporarily or permanently deprive the victim of her property”. In Florida, grand theft auto is considered a felony, unlike some other states where it’s a misdemeanour.

PHOTOGRAPH: KEMAR HIGHCON/INSTAGRAM

According to Sammis Law, a Florida criminal defence firm, grand theft auto is classified as a third-degree felony regardless of the value of the vehicle stolen. The maximum sentence for a third-degree felony is five years in prison.

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However, according to the Goldman Wetzel law firm, Florida law states that a stolen vehicle must be worth between $750 and $20,000 in order to be considered a third-degree felony. Since the news broke, neither the artiste nor anyone from his team has publicly commented on the matter.

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