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TCI: Minimum 30 Years to serve before Parole for Murder Convicted, Isma

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#TurksandCaicos, April 29, 2021 – Jumillo Isma was on Wednesday (April 28) dealt a major blow as Grand Turk Supreme Court jury handed him a life with a minimum of 30 years to serve before any chance of parole and 408 days to put toward his time currently in custody.

Isma, who was on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, found guilty of murder in the Grand Turk Supreme Court for the death of 22-year-old Godly Petiote on March 11, 2020, along Cherokee Road Providenciales was finally served at least 30 years behind bars as justice took its course. 

The 23-year-old Isma of Five Cays Providenciales was arrested on Saturday, March 14, 2020, based on the excellent investigative and forensic work by the TCI Serious Crimes Unit and the Forensic Support Unit following the March 11 deadly shootout. 

He was later charged for Murder, Carrying Firearm, Carrying Ammunition, Discharging Firearm, and Discharging Ammunition in connection with the death of Godly Petiote and remanded, awaiting the determination of his case on April 28, 2021. 

According to reports from the Police Control Room, a man received multiple gunshot wounds on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at around 11:30 a.m. while en route to the Cheshire Hall Medical Centre in a private vehicle. However, he succumbed to his injuries.

Following the chilling incident, the Serious Crimes Unit and The Forensic Support Unit immediately launched a manhunt for the assassin and murder investigation to establish the person responsible for the tragic shooting, leading to the arrest of Jumillo Isma. 

In closing the sentencing hearing in the courtroom of Justice Shiraz Aziz; Superintendent Lisa Mitcheson, Head of Crime and Public Protection in the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force said, ‘while there is a sigh of relief for justice-well-served in this traumatic case, we’d wish to extend our prayers and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Godly Petiote, whose life was unjustifiably cut short at a young age.’ 

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Firearm and Drug Charges

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July 15th, 2024.

 

SHAIWANZO MISSICK of South Back Salina, Grand Turk, has been charged with six counts of firearm-related offences.

Missick, 30, was charged on July 13 after police officers consulted with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The offences against Missick are:

  • One Count – Discharging Firearm
  • One Count- Discharging Ammunition
  • One Count-Possession of Firearm with intent to commit a serious offence
  • Two Counts-Possession of Ammunition
  • One Count –Possession of Firearm
  • One Count-Possession of Controlled Drugs
  • One Count- Possession of Controlled Drugs with intent to supply.

The charges against Missick came following a report made on Saturday, 29 June 2024,  following a shooting incident in Breezy Brae.

Officers obtained a warrant and searched the accused’s residence based on the information received.

The RT&CIPF is asking the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity.

Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Five Cays Shooting Update

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#TurksandCaicos, July 19, 2024 – Shortly after noon on July 12th, the Control Room of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force received reports of a shooting in Five Cays, Providenciales. A team of offices was dispatched to Granny Hill.

Upon arrival, several interviews were conducted, and evidential items were retrieved.  Thankfully, no one was injured.

Given the investigation’s sensitivity and lines of inquiry, the RT&CIPF cannot comment further.

We are aware of audio videos and photographs purporting to be the location of where the incident allegedly occurred and ask that persons circulating such be mindful of exposing victims.

The RT&CIPF is again reaching out to the public, emphasising their crucial role in this investigation.

We urge you to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231- 1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously provide any information on this shooting or any illegal activity.

Your cooperation is vital in ensuring justice is served. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the Crime Stoppers P3 app from the Google Play Store or Apple Apps and share information anonymously.

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Discharge of Firearm

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Turks and Caicos – Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Friday 05th July 2024, the Police Control Room received a report of gunshots being heard at the TCI Disposal and Solid Waste, located along Millennium Highway, Blue Hills.

Officers and medical personnel responded, and based on preliminary investigations, a truck transporting a male occupant entered the dump and started offloading items.

An employee at the dump site confronted the occupant. However, he was shot at.

The employee managed to escape. Thankfully, he was not injured. This remains an active investigation.

The RTCIPF asks the public to notify the closest police station, contact 911, the Serious Crime Unit at 231-1842, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-8477, and anonymously give any information on illegal activity. Additionally, persons are encouraged to download the CrimeStoppers P3 app and share information anonymously.

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