Jamaican fugitive sent from US to face murder charge

African American prisoner fettered with handcuffs sitting in courtroom

MIAMI, Florida, Sunday May 3, 2015 – A Jamaican man wanted for murder is now awaiting prosecution after being sent back home from the United States.

Donald Anthony Nash, 26, departed Alexandria, Louisiana and was turned over to authorities in Kingston by officers from the Unites States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).

Nash, who is affiliated with the Scare Dem Gang, was wanted for the alleged murder of Ricardo ‘Duke’ Kelly earlier this year. Kelly was killed on the morning of March 10 by a group of individuals in a vehicle as he was leaving the Denham Town Police Station in West Kingston.

Although Nash was held by US authorities since March, he was only returned to Jamaica a few days ago.

According to ICE, the US Coast Guard encountered Nash on board a 26-foot vessel, attempting to enter the country illegally, on March 20.

He was detained, processed by Border Patrol and subsequently transferred to ICE custody for his removal.

“Removing Nash, a murder suspect in Jamaica, is a prime example of how ICE works closely with our international law enforcement partners to identify, locate and deport aliens who are wanted in their home countries for allegedly committing crimes,” said Marc J. Moore, field office director for ERO Miami.

“ERO prioritizes the arrest and removal of convicted criminal aliens. As a result, our communities are safer and more secure.”

ERO Miami coordinated the removal of Nash with the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HIS) attaché office in Kingston, Jamaica.

Since October 1, 2009, ERO has removed more than 720 foreign fugitives from the United States who were being sought in their native countries for serious crimes, including kidnapping, rape and murder.

ERO works with HSI’s Office of International Affairs, foreign consular offices in the United States, and Interpol to identify foreign fugitives illegally present in the country.

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