Mere hours after fellow escapee Clive Forde was slain in a shootout with the police, murder accused Kerry Cromwell, among 13 who escaped from the Lusignan Prison, surrendered to police at the Brickdam Police Station.
Acting Commissioner of Police David Ramnarine
disclosed that Cromwell’s mother had been in contact with a senior government official and advised of her son’s whereabouts, and the family’s willingness to turn him in.
Cromwell’s relatives escorted him to the Brickdam Police Station where he was placed under arrest.
Cromwell, 24, and 12 others, had crawled to freedom from the Lusignan Prison holding area through a tunnel they had dug near a latrine.
They were being kept there following the July 9 Camp Street jailbreak, in which inmates killed a prison warden and torched the facility.
Cromwell is charged with the March 21, 2016 murder of Linden bus driver Alvin Lorrimer, who was shot dead while standing near his bus at the Linden bus park.
During Cromwell’s first court appearance the court was told that he was positively identified as the shooter. But Cromwell claimed that he was arrested while reporting to the Brickdam Police Station in relation to another charge.
The murder accused was previously charged for possession of narcotics and was sentenced to community service. He has also been charged in connection with several robbery under-arms.
In December 2015, Cromwell was placed before the court for allegedly robbing Deon Hilkin of a quantity of articles while he was armed with a broken bottle. He was also charged for stabbing Hilkin, assaulting a police officer and escaping from lawful custody.
In September 2014, Cromwell and another man- Nicholas Brazil were accused of robbing Ashanti Lawrence at gunpoint of articles valuing $105,500 on September 9, at Enachu Street, Section ‘K’ Campbellville, Georgetown. Two years prior, he was shot by police while being arrested for allegedly robbing two persons at knife-point.
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