UPDATE: Four cops interdicted after 9 detainees escape Denham Town lock-up
Four policemen have been interdicted following the escape of nine detainees from the west Kingston-based Denham Town Police Station lock-up this morning.
The police's Corporate Communications Unit says the nine men were discovered missing about 7:10 this morning. They made their escape by cutting away a ventilation grill.
Those on the run are:
• Twenty-three-old, Theodore Lawrence, otherwise called ‘Theo’, of Baugh Path, Tivoli Gardens, Kingston 14 who was charged for murder
• Kevin Thomas, 26, also known as ‘Tatan’ of McKenzie Drive, Tivoli Gardens, who was charged for wounding with intent and shooting with intent
• Nineteen-year-old Oshane Morgan, otherwise called ‘Grey beard’, of Oxford Street, Denham Town, Kingston 14, who was charged for robbery and illegal possession of firearm
• Twenty-two-year-old, Richard Richardson, also called ‘Ritchie’ of Golden Heights, Denham Town, who was charged for shooting with intent
• Alex Bailey, 23 of Majesty Gardens, Kingston 11, who was charged for murder and illegal possession of firearm
• Thirty-year-old Ian McBean, otherwise called ‘Pipe’, of Cling Cling Avenue, Kingston 11, who was charged for murder
• Twenty-three-old Stephen Burke, also known as called ‘Lucious’ of Hanover Street, Spanish Town, St Catherine, who was charged for affray, malicious destruction of property and assaulting police
• Thirty-three year-old Donovan Allen, otherwise known as ‘Bitter’ of Johns Road, Spanish Town, St. Catherine, who was charged with robbery with aggravation
• George Ballentine, 19, of Bedwood Gardens, Kingston 7, who was charged for murder and illegal possession of firearm.
A police team remains on the hunt for the men.