Man held after four years on the run

April 04, 2016

The St Catherine South Fugitive Apprehension Team has arrested a murder-suspect who had been eluding the police for four years.

He is Sunil Russell, otherwise called Teach Ray, of Waterford in Portmore, St Catherine.

It was revealed to The Star that he was held on March 14, 2016, in the Meadowvale area of Portmore by a police party that swooped down on a residence believed to be his hideout. He was subsequently charged with murder.


Russell was being sought in connection with the 2012 killing of Shayeene Marsh, 17, also from Waterford.

The police had reported that Russell was riding a bicycle in an area in Waterford known as Gaza. He fell from the bicycle and Marsh and several others began laughing at him. He reportedly left the scene, but returned a short while after in the company of another man.

Marsh was then attacked and stabbed with a knife. The teenager later died from his injuries.

A murder investigation was launched in the matter and a search launched for Russell, who went missing.

Russell is scheduled to appear in court this week.

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