Montego Bay dancehall star Tommy Lee Sparta was hospitalized on Monday following a reported prison altercation.
As reported, the “Blessings” singer was taken to the Kingston Public Hospital Monday after he had an altercation with correctional officers. The reported altercation took place earlier Monday morning, he initially received treatment at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in Downtown, Kingston before he was transferred to KPH.
Currently, a strong police presence is said to be at the hospital.
The reason for the altercation was not disclosed.
The Spartan deejay whose real name is Leroy Russell is currently serving a three years prison sentence that was handed to him in 2021 for the illegal possession of a firearm, and ammunition for which he pleaded guilty.
See Tommy Lee Sparta at KPH below.
Back in October of 2021, 10s of thousands of dollars were allegedly confiscated from the cell of the incarcerated dancehall artiste, however, prison authorities denied any knowledge of the occurrence. According to the reports, last year, the amount that was confiscated from the deejay at the Tower Hill correctional facility, where he is staying is said to be at least $100,000.
The Jamaica Gleaner had sources who spoke to them about the matter, it was reported that some of the correctional officers at the facility were taken off patrol duties, and sent In sections to work which saw them allegedly searching the entertainer’s cell and confiscating the money, only for it to later go missing.
According to the source who gave information on the matter, the wardens on duty play a big part in bringing contraband items in the prison, whereas at other times they will use other wardens to do the dirty work or have prisoners charged. In extreme cases where the wardens are not able to get what they want, according to the source, they confiscate things.
In response to the finding of the money in the “Shook” deejay’s cell, he was moved to another area that is intensely surveyed in case of any contraband smuggling.