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Bryan charged with wounding

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2022 | 12:13 AM
Abduction suspect Davian Bryan.
Abduction suspect Davian Bryan.


Alleged rapist and abduction suspect Davian Bryan, who surrendered to the police on March 24 after being on the run for five months, has been charged with wounding with intent.

The charge relates to a March 9 incident in which he allegedly grabbed a woman and pulled her into a gully in Durham, Portland. She reportedly sustained injuries to the face.

Commanding officer for the Portland Police Division, Kenneth Chin, said that the woman, who claimed she knows Bryan personally, had reportedly identified him by his nickname during the attack.

Bryan is set to face an identification parade. His court date has not yet been finalised.

The detainee has been accused of abducting two girls in Bath, St Thomas, in October 2021, sparking a manhunt and national outrage. Both girls were subsequently found.

Bryan, 32, was listed as Portland’s most wanted man in early March after failing to appear before the Portland Circuit Court on February 17, 2022, on charges of rape and illegal possession of firearm.

Those charges stem from a July 2020 attack on a woman in Norwich.

Investigators theorised that Bryan evaded several dragnets in Norwich, Snow Hill, St Margaret’s Bay and Berrydale with the aid of family and friends, who provided him with food and a cellular phone.