One of the six prisoners who escaped from the Camp Street, Georgetown prisons, last
week Sunday, has been recaptured.
Divisional Commander, Leslie James, yesterday confirmed that Desmond James was arrested around 22:50 hrs on Friday in an abandoned shack at Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara (WBD).
Kaieteur News was told that the escapee was caught with a knife and a few pieces of clothing. He indicated to the police that he was heading to Essequibo.
Reports are that residents spotted the strange person in the area and made contact with the police.
James of Hotoquai, North West District is accused of murdering Glendon Cox at Four Miles Arakaka Village, North West District. He was on remand at the Camp Street jail.
Those still on the run are Bartica and Lusignan massacre killer Mark Royden Williams, ex-cop Uree Varswyck, Stafrei Hopkinson, Cornelius Thomas, 32, of Lot 36 Guyhoc Gardens and Cobena Stephens, 26, of Buxton.
Just before 17:00 hrs last Sunday, the Camp Street prison’s surveillance cameras picked up four prisoners exiting the facility and making their way towards Bent Street, Georgetown, while opening fire on Tactical Service Unit (TSU) ranks that were guarding the compound.
It is suspected that two other escapees might have slipped away while they were being transported to the Lusignan Prison.
During the unrest, prison officer Odinga Wickham succumbed to gunshot wounds inflicted on him by inmates at the prison. His colleague, Hubert Trim, who was the Duty Officer at the time, is in a critical state having sustained chop wounds to the head.
Prison officers Simeon Sandy, Errol Daphness, Drexel Gonsalves, Jason Maltoy and Dominic Mingo were also injured.
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