RECAPTURED! – Recent Lusignan Prison escapee Travis Evans caught
-Two more to go
DPI, Guyana, Friday, October 19, 2018
An intelligence-led operation resulted in the recapture of murder accused Travis Evans at a Linden Soesdyke roadblock around 7:45hrs today. Acting Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels expressed gratitude to those who assisted in providing intelligence, “I wish to commend all those persons who assisted and I now encourage others to be equally helpful.”
There was no confrontation and no firearm was found in his possession, police said According to Samuels, “A joint security services team received a tip-off that he was on the road probably awaiting transportation.”
Evans was one of three remanded prisoners who scaled a wall at one of the Lusignan Prison’s holding bays and escaped on October 15, 2018.
Four policemen and a prison officer have been in custody since Monday, when prisoners Sudesh Dyal, Dextroy Pollard and Evans escaped. They were on duty at towers two and three, which is the area where the inmates made their escape. It has been suggested that the ranks may have been asleep while on duty.
During a press conference, Samuels had also said that the ranks “were not alert, and I am forced to conclude that it is very likely that they were sleeping, thus resulting in them not observing the prisoners – first in their attempt to get the razor wire separated in order to pass and then during the process of them escaping by scaling the fence.”
Fugitives Sudesh Dyal, 23, was remanded for Break and Enter and Larceny and Escape from Custody; Dextroy Pollard, 29, of Wales Village was on remand for Break and Enter and Larceny. Travis Evans, 23, of ‘C’ Field Sophia, was in prison for murder.
Yesterday on the sidelines of the 11th Sitting of parliament the Director of Prisons told the Department of Public Information that all efforts are being made to recapture the prison escapees.
Paul Mc Adam.
Image: Director of Prisons (ag) Gladwin Samuels.