Colin Jones to be charged with three murders, arson, and attacks on police stations
Police Commissioner Henry Greene said, yesterday, that investigators may have cause to re-arrest several persons who were questioned in the initial probe into the arson of the Ministry of Health Headquarters on Brickdam in July last year.
“Wherever the investigation leads us we will follow,” he said.
Contacted last night, one of those detained earlier, Mrs. Juliet Holder-Allen repeatedly denied having any involvement in the arson attacks at the Health Ministry and Supreme Court.
“I don’t know anything about this case. They have already arrested me, and if they want to take the game further, they can do that.
“The PPP has already destroyed my life…They were unjustified in forcing me from the bench. I am being deliberately targeted.”
Responding to other queries from media, Commissioner Greene disclosed that investigators have been able to obtain vital information from captured gunman, Colin Jones.
According to Greene, the aliases of some of Jones’s associates were obtained and based on the addresses he has provided, investigators are in the process of tracking them down.
Kaieteur News understands that Jones may appear in court by Wednesday. According to sources, he will be charged for the murders of Kurt Theirens, Adriano Tracey and Wodette Roberts.
He will also be charged in connection with the fires at the Health Ministry and Supreme Court, as well as the attacks at the Brickdam Station and East Ruimveldt Outpost.
A senior police official said that eyewitnesses to the Supreme Court Fire failed to pick out the suspect during an identification parade yesterday. He is to be placed on other identification parades related to the other matters.
Meanwhile, it is still unclear whether charges will be laid against two men from South Amelia’s Ward, who are in custody for their alleged association with Jones and his associates.
Kurt Theirens had given one of the men money to purchase an outboard engine.
An elderly woman who is related to the two men said that she sometimes fed Jones and Adriano Tracey, and that the men occasionally stayed at her home. But she said that the family was unaware of their identities.
The relatives said that after his arrest, Jones indicated that he had intended to kill the family, since he believed that they had betrayed him.
Jones was captured last Friday in Linden, more than a year after he escaped from the Providence lock-ups along with Kurt Theirens, whom he claimed to have killed.
Jones has also told police that he killed Adriano Tracey and led investigators to shallow graves where his victims’ remains were found.
Police had also recovered several weapons comprising two shotguns and three AK-47 assault rifles during a raid of Jones’ hideout.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner indicated that local police will also be contacting their counterparts in the United States of America to supply them with additional information on the suspected mastermind, who is reportedly residing there.
Jones had fingered an overseas based ex-GDF soldier as the supplier of the gang’s weapons.
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