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Tommy Lee Sparta Hospitalized After Prison Altercation


Jamaican dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta is now receiving treatment at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) for injuries he sustained during an altercation with Correctional Officers at the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre in downtown Kingston.

According to the Department of Correctional Services, Tommy Lee threw his breakfast at a Staff Officer after refusing to re-enter his cell following breakfast distribution. The officer subdued the artiste, and they both sustained injuries. Tommy Lee was taken to the Medical Orderly at the institution and was later transferred to KPH for further treatment.

Born Leeroy Russel, Tommy Lee has been incarcerated for more than a year after being sentenced to three years for illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

He received a three-year sentence for illegal possession of a firearm and a two-year sentence on the ammunition charge. The sentences will run concurrently.

Tommy Lee has been in custody following his arrest in December 2020 by members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force after a Toyota Mark X motor car he was traveling was intercepted on Holborn Road, St. Andrew.

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