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Inmate caught atop prison roof pleads not guilty

Published:Thursday | May 15, 2014 | 1:11 PM

Chad Bryan, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

An inmate, who allegedly attempted to escape from the Horizon Adult Remand Centre with two other inmates, was hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court yesterday.




Charged with attempting to escape lawful custody is Jhavaughn Blythe.

He is on a murder charge.



Blythe pleaded not guilty to the attempting to escape charge. 



The matter has been set for mention on May 19.



The allegation is that on Sunday, April, 27, Blythe attempted to escape the Remand Centre, located along Spanish Town Road.



He was spotted by a correctional officer atop the prison roof as he tried to escape.



On the same day, two other inmates escaped from the remand centre.



Eighteen-year-old Casheen Peart, otherwise known as Nine Star of Church Lane district, St Thomas and 22-year-old Omar Creary of August Town, Kingston 6, escaped through a vent.



They then breached the walls of the Remand Centre. 



Both Peart and Creary are still at large.



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