Dexroy Pollard, prison escapee recaptured

─ recaptured by public-spirited citizens on the West Bank of Demerara

─ is in custody

─ Sudesh Dyal, Cobena Stephens a.k.a. OJ and Paul Goriah are still on the run 

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, November 1, 2018

Dexroy Pollard, one of the three prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan Holding Bay, on the East Coast Demerara on October 15, is in custody. The 29-year-old Wales resident was recaptured by a public-spirited citizen at Free and Easy on the West Bank of Demerara today. Pollard was promptly handed over to the Wales Police Station.

Pollard was amongst the three inmates who escaped the Lusignan holding bay by scaling the wall.

Murder accused, Travis Evans, age 23 of C field Sophia was the first to be recaptured. He was apprehended at the Linden Soesdyke Junction on October 19. Sudesh Dyal, 23 who was remanded for break and enter and larceny and escape from lawful custody, remains on the run.

The three prisoners escaped on October 15 at around 04:30hrs. During a press conference following the escape, Director of Prisons (ag), Gladwin Samuels pointed out that it was negligence on the part of the guards that allowed for the escape of the prisoners. According to the acting Prisons Director, there is no reason for them not to be alert since they only work six hours shifts compared to 12-hour shifts prior to the last prison break.

However, Samuels noted that the manhunt continues for the escapees.

Since the last two jailbreaks at the Camp Street Prison and at Lusignan Holding Bay, the government has taken all necessary steps to recapture those who escaped. All escapees from the Camp Street break were either recaptured or killed. However, Cobena Stephens a.k.a. OJ and Paul Goriah, who escaped from the Lusignan Prison, remain on the run, taking the total to three now at large.

Nevertheless, the government is doing everything necessary to ensure no more escapes occur. This includes the construction of another prison in the compound of the Mazaruni Prison to address overcrowding at the prisons in Region Four.

In the meantime, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) wishes to publicly commend the individual, who assisted in the recapturing of Pollard, for his brave and courageous action which the Force notes is testimony that they are gaining the public’s trust and is urging others to assist in the apprehension of those still at large.

Paul McAdam.


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