Upcoming dancehall artiste Vershon had a rocky start to his new year when he was arrested on his birthday.
In an interview with the Star he admitted that he was detained and released a few hours.
This happened because the police said the car he was driving fitted the description of a motor vehicle that was suspected to have been involved in a shooting incident.
Allegations are that Vershon was brought in for questioning by the Hunts Bay police.
The artist reportedly reported that the police said that the occupants of a white Kingfish motor car had fired shots in the community of Cockburn Pen.
“The police stopped me saying that they had got reports that shots were fired from a white Toyota Kingfish motor car, and they stopped my car in Cockburn Pen saying they had to take me in. I explained to them that I was an artiste, but they got aggressive and loud. I went with them and I was questioned for a few hours and then released. It was like the worst birthday ever,” he was quoted as saying.
Vershon is known for popular singles such as Use To Hungry and Rough Up The World.