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Six St James prison escapees, including convicted murderer still on the run

Published:Wednesday | December 9, 2015 | 12:16 PM

More than a week after six men, including a convicted murderer, tunnelled their way out of their cell at the Freeport Police Station in St James, none of the men have been recaptured. 

The men were discovered missing about 6 o’clock on the morning of November 30.

A massive manhunt was launched to recapture the men and the police in neighbouring parishes were put on alert.

The names and pictures of the men were circulated in the media and persons with information on their whereabouts were asked to contact the police.

Families and friends of the escaped men were also instructed not to shelter them, lest they too fall afoul of the law.

Last week, Head of the St James police, Senior Superintendent Steve McGregor said the cops were working with the families of three of the men to facilitate their safe return.

However, despite this, the Corporate Communications Unit of the force says, none of the men have turned themselves in and none have been recaptured.   

 The escapees:

- Shaniel Luton was recently convicted of a double murder. He is known to frequent Shaw Castle, Maroon Town, Farm Heights and Mt Salem, in St James.

- Benjamin Stephenson, also known as Ben, is facing a murder charge. He is known to frequent Lucea, Dias, Middlesex and Kingsvale, in Hanover; John's Hall in St James: and Grange Hill in Westmoreland.

- Kelvin Hodges, also called Blacks or Shango, is 30 years old. He is charged with four counts of murder. He is known to frequent Barrett Town, Lilliput, Mount Zion, Rose Hall, Jenkins Corner and downtown Montego Bay, in St James.

- Randy Murray, 29, was arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm. He is known to frequent Phase 6 at the Llandilo Housing Scheme; Darliston, Savanna-la-Mar and Petersfield in Westmoreland; and Anchovy, Mt Carey and Montego Bay, in St James.

- Marcus Robinson, 34 years old, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm. He is known to frequent Richmond Hill, Montego Bay, Dome Street and Barnett Street, in St James.

- Gregory Roberts, 30, was charged with illegal possession of firearm and robbery with aggravation. He is known to frequent Thompson Street and Maroon Town in St James.