Jailbreak - 9 prisoners still at large

September 19, 2016
Contributed Theodore Lawrence
Contributed Stephen Burke
Contributed Richard Richardson
Contributed Oshane Morgan
Contributed Kevin Thomas
Contributed Alex Bailey
Contributed Ian McBean
Contributed Donovan Allen
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Up to late last night, police were still searching for nine men who escaped from the Denham Town lock-up. Several cops from the Denham Town Police Station, which falls in the West Kingston division, have been interdicted following the incident.

Reports said the prisoners escaped by cutting a ventilation grille inside the lock-up. During a routine cell check about 7:30 a.m., the men were discovered missing.

The escapees are:

ï Theodore 'Theo' Lawrence, 23, from Tivoli Gardens, charged with murder ï Kevin 'Tatan' Thomas, 26, from Tivoli Gardens, charged with wounding and shooting with intent ï Oshane 'Grey Beard' Morgan, 19, from Denham Town, charged with robbery and illegal possession of firearm ï Richard 'Ritchie' Richardson, 22, from Denham Town, charged for shooting with intent ï Alex Bailey, 23, of Majesty Gardens, charged with murder and illegal possession of firearm ï Ian 'Pipe' McBean, 30, from Cling Cling Avenue, charged with murder ï Stephen 'Lucious' Burke, 23, from Spanish Town, charged with malicious destruction of property and assaulting police ï Donovan 'Bitter' Allen, 33, from Spanish Town, charged with robbery with aggravation ï George Ballentine, 19, of Bedwood Gardens, charged with murder and illegal possession of firearm.

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

Anyone with information that can lead to the recapture of these prisoners is asked to contact the Denham Town Police Station at 984-6443, the police emergency 119 number, or the nearest police station.

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