Third escapee from Ocho Rios lock-up recaptured; 2 still on the run

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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ST ANN, Jamaica — The police this morning recaptured a third prisoner who recently escaped from the Ocho Rios police lock-up in St Ann.

The 61-year-old, Leroy Laud of Paggee in Port Maria, St Mary, was wanted for illegal possession of firearm. He was recaptured during a police operation in the parish about 5:30am.

Laud was among five prisoners who escaped the police lock-up by reportedly cutting the ventilation grille in the ceiling on August 11.

He and two other escapees who have been recaptured — 29-year-old David Anderson and 48-year-old Gary Ferguson — were brought before the court today and charged with escaping custody.

Meanwhile, the following two escapees remain on the run:

1. Nicholas Massop, 21-years-old, of Main Street, Ocho Rios. Massop is wanted for murder, shooting with intent, illegal possession of firearm. He is believed to frequent Boscobel, St Mary and Spanish Town, St Catherine.

2. Twenty-six-year-old Renardo Williams of Top Milford, Ocho Rios. Williams is wanted for illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. He is believed to frequent the Ocho Rios area.

The police are urging the men to turn themselves in and are reminding family members and residents that it is an offence to harbour a criminal.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the escapees is being asked to contact the Ocho Rios police at 974-2533, police 119, Crime Stop at 311, 811 or the nearest police station.

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