Sunday 12 July, 2020

$500,000 bounty on offer for ex-cop’s capture

A reward of $500,000 is on offer for anyone with information leading to the capture of an ex-cop who is wanted for attempted murder and aggravated robbery.

On the run is Mwando Lloyd Pryce.

Reports are that Pryce, who is wanted for the crimes that were committed on July 29, 2009, fled to the United States, where he was subsequently held and deported to Jamaica in April 2019.

Anyone knowing Pryce's whereabouts is being asked to contact the nearest police station or call 119.

He is described as being extremely dangerous.

According to Jamaican law enforcement authorities, in July 2009, Pryce was charged in Half-Way Tree Court in St Andrew with robbery, attempted murder and wounding with intent. In August 2009, Pryce was admitted to the US legally with a non-immigrant visa, with authorisation to remain in the United States until February 7, 2010.

Pryce failed to depart the United States as required. In August 2015, Interpol issued a Red Notice for Pryce for the aforementioned crimes committed while he was Police Constable in Jamaica.

In August 2017, ERO Headquarters in Washington D.C. advised ERO New York that Pryce may be living in the New York City metropolitan area. On November 22, 2017, Pryce was arrested in the Bronx, New York, by ERO deportation officers, assisted by ERO New York Special Response Team (SRT) operators, on immigration charges. In September 2018, Pryce was ordered removed by an immigration judge.

On March 12, 2019, an appeal of that decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) was dismissed, paving the way for his removal to Jamaica.

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