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Aug 21, 2014

Jason ‘Soup’ Williams Acquitted of Aggravated Assault

Jason “Soup” Williams

The aggravated assault case of notorious street figure, Jason Williams aka “Soup” began on Monday in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith. And today, the charge was dismissed. Williams was remanded earlier this year after he was accused in the shooting of two alleged George Street men, Tarique Cadle and Andrew Tate. He was never charged for that shooting, but was instead charged for discharging a firearm in public and two counts of aggravated assault upon police officers, PC Jason Augustine and PC Elvin Nah. The two officers had responded to the aforementioned shooting of Cadle and Tate. This offense landed Williams automatically behind bars, but his trial for the two counts of aggravated assault concluded miserably today for police prosecutors when the charges were dismissed by Chief Magistrate Smith. During cross examination by Attorney Michael Peyrefitte, PC Augustine, could not positively identify Williams as the shooter and so Williams was acquitted of the charges. He was granted bail of one thousand dollars this morning and following the trial, he gave a short comment to our court reporter.


Jason “Soup” Williams, Acquitted of Aggravated Assault

“My intention. I woulda want my lawyers sue them because I gone dah jail innocently.”



“Also in the statement of the other police officer, Nah, his statement is saying that he didn’t even know who shoot him. So it was based on one police officers statement why you were charged?”


Jason “Soup” Williams




“So you are out on bail?”


Jason “Soup” Williams

“On another thing; that’s another crime weh dehn beat me up and they send me dah jail. Because dehn know I got trial, dehn beat me up and send me dah jail because dehn know that my trial was the eleventh so they know that the judge neva mi wah give me no bail; cause dehn say dah two times I get charge fi police. But now this could show them that the police man dehn deh against me because all the charge weh dehn bring dah lone bogus charge.”

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