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Four men escape Ocho Rios lock-up

Published:Friday | August 5, 2022 | 8:44 AM
Reports are that police personnel became aware of the situation when checks were made at the cells this morning.- File photo

Four prisoners have escaped from the Ocho Rios police station in St Ann.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force's Corporate Communications Unit says sounds were heard coming from the direction of the cells shortly after police personnel performed routine checks at 1 a.m.

The police went to investigate and an alarm was raised when four prisoners were discovered missing from their cells.

The escapees are:

1. Forty-year-old Terrence Harrelal of Claremont, St. Ann. He is charged with Shooting With Intent.

2. Forty-two-year-old Dennis Colbourne of Islington, St. Mary. He is charged for Rape.

3. Twenty-two-year-old Javar Grant of Priory, St. Ann. He is charged for Illegal Possession of Firearm.

4. Thirty-year-old Jermaine Rodgers, of Mile End in Ocho Rios, St. Ann. He is charged with Illegal Possession of Firearm.

The police say preliminary investigations indicate that implements were used to cut sections of the metal gates of the cells, allowing the prisoners to escape.

Residents of Ocho Rios and the surrounding communities are urged to be on the lookout for any strangers in their community.

Persons who see suspicious activities are encouraged to call the Ocho Rios Police at 876-974-2469, the police 119 numbers or Crime Stop at 311. 

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