Escaped murder accused nabbed at Soesdyke Junction


first_imgLusignan Prison breakOne of the three prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan penitentiary on Monday last was recaptured in the vicinity of the Soesdyke Junction on Friday morning.Murder accused Travis Evans was apprehended by members of the Joint Services at about 07:45h after they received information about his whereabouts. This was confirmed by acting Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels who stated that theCaptured: Travis EvansJoint Services received information about the man being sighted in the area.As a result, several search teams were dispatched to the area and ultimately apprehended the 23-year-old escapee. He was taken to a Police station where hewas being questioned in connection with the whereabouts of the other two escapees – Sudesh Dyal, 23, and 29-year-old Dextroy Pollard.The Prisons Director thanked the public-spirited persons who assisted the members of the Joint Services in recapturing the murder accused while encouraging others to follow suite.The trio escaped from the Lusignan Prison at about 04:30h on Monday, October 15, 2018, by scaling the fence between towers three and four which wereStill on the run: Sudesh Dyalequipped with security personnel.At the time, there were also five prison officers and Police ranks in close proximity to the area where the men escaped but no one reportedly saw any unusual movements or sounds.At a subsequent press conference, the acting Director of Prisons explained that he received a telephone call informing him that there was a prison break about two hours after it occurred.He said he immediately instructed to put into operation the Standard OperatingStill on the run: Dextroy PollardProcedures (SoP), which is to review relevant Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) footage and to conduct a physical muster. It was while reviewing the footage; he came to the conclusion that the ranks on duty were not alert.Samuels explained that the three men took a considerable amount of time to make their way through the razor wire.The ranks on duty were subsequently questioned and placed under close arrest.However, with the apprehension of Evans, the Joint Services will continue their search for the remaining two escapees. Pollard of Wales, West Bank Demerara was convicted for breaking and entering and was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, while Dyal was on remand for breaking and entering.last_img read more