Dancehall entertainer Quad has been charged with murder and arson.

The Popcaan protege, real name Shaquelle Clarke is charged in relation to the mob-killing of Miguel Williams who residents claim was involved in the slaying of an eight-year-old girl in the rural community of Sterling Castle Heights last year.

Authorities are saying Quada was one of those who killed Williams based on eyewitness evidence of someone who was there on the scene. Miguel Williams, 29, after was attacked, beaten and set on fire by angry residents who accused him of being involved in the slaying of Shantae Skyers, a student of Red Hills Primary School.

Quada is known for songs like Hail, New Gyal Alert, More Money More Life and Celebration.