Man Charged For Capt. Gollan's Murder

2 February 2009

The Antigua Commissioner of Police issued this statement on January 31 in relation to the murder of Capt. Drew Gollan, skipper of the 163-foot Perini Navi Perseus.

"On 30 January, 2009, a 21 year resident of Potters, Sylvester Lindsey was arrested and charged for the murder of Drew Joseph Gollan of Australia which occurred in English Harbour on the 22nd January, 2009. The individual will be brought before the Court on Monday for the homicide. A .32 calibre pistol has been seized which we believe was involved in the offence.

Three other persons were detained in relation to the murder. Investigation is continuing and we will further advise if more charges are to be laid.

The success of the investigation was due to a team effort between the Police and Public. The Homicide and Intelligence Units of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda with the assistance of Crime Stoppers, the media and the general public pulled together to help solve the case. Numerous tips were received as well as members of the public have come forward to assist the police. It demonstrates that the level of cooperation between the police and public is increasing.

On behalf of the Royal Police Force of Antigua and Barbuda, we want to thank all who have assisted in solving this crime."