FL – A Jamaican national, accused in the brutal double murder
of a young South Florida couple, was arrested early this morning by
David Clarke, 26, was recently added
to the U.S. Marshals “15 Most Wanted Fugitive’ list for his alleged
participation in the June 2007 murders in Lauderhill, FL.
Jamaica Constabulary Force and Jamaican
Defense Force members made the arrest at a residence located in the
Hill Run District in St. Catherine's Parrish, Jamaica at
approximately 5:30 a.m. CST. Clarke was subdued after a brief
struggle and later transported to a high-security prison facility in
Kingston. Clarke will be arraigned on a provisional arrest warrant
there on Friday.
On June 16, 2007, Clarke and two other assailants, Clinton Dinnall
and Anthony Bennett, reportedly waited for Chris Thompson and
Cassandra Williams at the couple’s residence in Lauderhill, then
shot and killed them. The alleged assassins then stuffed the
couple’s bodies in the trunk of a car and abandoned the vehicle in
Sunrise, Fla., where authorities made the discovery. Bennett and
Dinnall were arrested a few weeks later and charged with
an outstanding example of the productive relationship we continue to
enjoy with our law enforcement counterparts in Jamaica,” said U.S.
Marshal Christina Pharo of the Southern District of Florida. “We
want to thank them for their continued cooperation with our Field
Office there and also acknowledge the hard work of the dedicated
Marshals personnel stateside, as well as our partners here in
Florida. Together, we have apprehended a fugitive wanted in one of
the most heinous crimes in recent memory.”
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