The Police High Command has taken Constable Noel Maitland into custody in relation to the disappearance of his girlfriend, 24-year-old Donna-Lee Donaldson.
The Constable was arrested following what’s being described as a marathon case review session with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llwelleyn, last night.
It’s understood the DPP and her senior prosecutors advised police investigators that there is now enough evidence to commence the process which will lead to formal charges being laid against Maitland.
Following this detectives from the Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch arrested Maitland. He was arrest this afternoon.
Maitland is now formally a suspect in the matter. The police are said to be continuing investigations into the matter.
Miss Donaldson is feared dead. She was reportedly last seen two weeks ago at Maitland’s Chelsea Avenue apartment.
Police investigations into the matter have intensified, as have a series of protests by Donaldson’s friends and relatives.
Maitland was recently taken off front line police duty following a directive by the Police High Command. He’s attached to the Constant Spring Police station in the St. Andrew North Police Division.
Maitland’s removal follows a similar withdrawal of the mother of his child from front line duty. The woman District Constable was served with a notice on Monday.
Maitland is being represented by attorney-at-law, Christopher Townsend.