Evangelical preacher Merrick ‘Al’ Miller was hit with
criminal charges late Thursday, 48 hours after a nationwide manhunt ended with
fugitive Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke being found in his sport utility vehicle.
Miller, who pastors the high-profile Fellowship Tabernacle
church in St Andrew, was charged with harbouring a fugitive and perverting the
course of justice after he was questioned on Wednesday and Thursday by
detectives from the Organised Crime Investigation Division.
He was granted bail in the sum of $200,000 and is scheduled
to face the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court next Friday.
However, Miller, who posted bail and was released from
OCID’s downtown Kingston offices shortly after 5pm, was defiant, calling his
ordeal a “small price to pay for national transformation”.