Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Escapee from Yallahs courthouse recaptured in St Catherine

Romario Dawes

Romario Dawes

The Linstead police in St Catherine on Friday recaptured the prisoner who escaped custody at the Yallahs courthouse in St Thomas a week before.

Romario Dawes, 19, was nabbed during an operation in Cheesefield district in St Catherine after being on the run since April 6.

He was charged with a number of serious offences, including illegal possession of firearm and burglary, and will now have the additional charge of escaping custody, which comes with an automatic six-month sentence, and also assaulting a police officer, as he reportedly escaped by hitting a police officer to the ground.

Reports are that about 12:00 a.m. on Friday, a police team conducted an operation and recaptured Dawes in a one-bedroom board house.

A week earlier, Dawes was being taken from a courtroom to the holding area of the St Thomas Parish Court in Yallahs, when he reportedly attacked a policeman who was escorting him, knocking the officer to the ground before making his escape.

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