One of nine escaped prisoners re-captured

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escapee-prisosner-oshane-morgan.jpgOne of the nine prisoners who escaped from the Denham Town Police lock-up in western Kingston is now back in custody following his recapture this morning in Manchester.

He is 19-year-old Oshane Morgan otherwise called Grey Beard, of Oxford Street, Denham Town, Kingston 14.

Morgan who was facing charges of robbery and illegal possession of firearm will be additionally charged with escaping custody.

Reports are that about 7:45 am, lawmen were on an operation in Mandeville, Manchester when Morgan was nabbed at the Nashville Bus Park in the parish.

The other eight escapees, who remain at large are:

  1. Theodore Lawrence, 23, otherwise called 'Theo', of Baugh Path, Tivoli Gardens, Kingston 14 who was charged for murder.
  2. Kevin Thomas, 26, otherwise called 'Tatan' of McKenzie drive, Tivoli Gardens, Kingston 14 who was charged for wounding with intent and shooting with intent.
  3. Richard Richardson, 22, otherwise called 'Ritchie' of Golden Heights, Denham Town, Kingston 14, who was charged for shooting with intent.
  4. Alex Bailey, 23 of Majesty Gardens, Kingston 11, who was charged for Murder and Illegal possession of firearm.
  5. Ian McBean, 30, otherwise called 'Pipe' of Cling Cling Avenue, Kingston 11, who was charged for murder.
  6. Stephen Burke, 23, otherwise called 'Lucious' of Hanover Street in Spanish Town, St. Catherine, who was charged for affray, malicious destruction of property and assaulting police.
  7. Donovan Allen, 33, otherwise called 'Bitter' from Spanish Town, St Catherine, who was charged for robbery with aggravation.
  8. George Ballentine, 19, of Bedwood Gardens, Kingston 7, who was charged for murder and illegal possession of firearm.

Reports are that about 7:30 am, during a routine cell check of the lock-up, the men were discovered to be missing.

Upon further investigation officers observed that the prisoners plotted their escape by cutting a ventilation grill.

The Inspectorate of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) has commenced a probe into the incident.

The police have also advised members of the public that these men are dangerous criminals and it is a prosecutable offence to harbour a fugitive.

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