Thursday 9 April, 2020

All four Cross Roads lockup escapees now back in custody

The police have lauding its members and community members for the combined efforts to recapture all four men who escaped the Cross Roads Police Station lockup after cutting through a metal grille on June 20.

The escapees were:

  • 19-year-old Eustace Powell of Lincoln Road, Kingston 5, who was charged with rape and buggery.
  • 29-year-old Sanjay Burton, otherwise called ‘Christopher Peart’ or ‘Michael’, of Tavern Avenue, Kingston 6, who was in custody on fraud-related charges.
  • 21-year-old Rohan Brown, who was charged with robbery.
  • 23-year-old Richard Walker, who was charged with rape and buggery.

Brown was recaptured on Olympic Way and Walker on Diamond Road, both in the Kingston 11 area, on the night of June 20.

Powell was held on Orange Street in Kingston on Monday, June 25, while Burton was handed over to the Kingston Central police by a justice of the peace on Monday, July 2.

Powell, Brown and Walker have since been charged with escaping custody.

The police, in a statement on Tuesday, said “The continued partnership by the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s members and community members led to the recapture of all four men. We implore you to continue working with us as we (try to) improve our communities, ridding them of criminals and their activities.”

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