Jah Cure Held Without Bail
Written by Rika C on October 8, 2021
Jah Cure is being held without bail and is facing up to 15 years in a Dutch prison for attempted murder and assault charges. The reggae artist who was convicted for rape more than a decade ago but only served 8 of the 13-year sentence handed down due to a successful parole application may be locked away for a long time if he is convicted in the Netherlands for the stabbing of Dutch Promoter Nicardo Blake.
Jah Cure, whose real name is Siccature Alcock, was sentenced for illegal possession of a firearm, rape, and robbery with aggravation. However, in spite of his release from jail and his impactful song “Prison Walls,” which spoke of his trials and tribulations behind bars, the artist continues to get himself in serious legal troubles. In 2011, he was arrested and tried for drug possession charges for a small quantity of marijuana in his vehicle. At the time, marijuana was not decriminalized in Jamaica. However, his criminal history won’t have any bearing on his current charges.
Townsend, Jah Cure’s attorney says that based on the potential charges outlined in the indictment against the 42-year-old Jah Cure, he could be facing up to 15 years in jail.
Jah Cure is facing charges for the stabbing of Blake, popularly known as Papa, owner of Roots Vibes Promotion which was the promoter for the show that Jah Cure was attending in Amsterdam. The charges against him are suspicion of attempted murder, attempted manslaughter, aggravated assault, or attempted aggravated assault.