Lusignan prison escapee recaptured at Tuschen

first_imgSudesh Dyal, 23, one of the three inmates who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on October 15, 2018, was Sunday morning recaptured while hiding out in a house at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).According to reports, the Police acted on information received and went to the house about 03:00h when the escapee was nabbed.  He was taken to the Leonora Police Station and was later transported to Georgetown to face charges.The man, formerly of Wales, West Bank Demerara (WBD), along with 29-year-old Dextroy Pollard and murder accused Travis Evan, escaped from the Prison’s holding bay.Evan was the first to be recaptured by ranks of the Joint Services in Linden, Region 10 while Pollard was recaptured by residents of Wales and handed over to the Police.Pollard had just been sentenced to spend the next two years in prison on a charge of break and enter and larceny. Dyal was on remand for the said offence.The men, according to Prison Director Gladwin Samuels, had escaped as a result of a lack of vigilance by the officers on duty.The holding bay from which the men escaped is reportedly surrounded by four towers from where ranks had a bird’s eye view.Additionally, the barbed wire fence had to be cut in order for the escape to be successful. At the time of the escape, both prison and police officers were on duty at the holding bay facility.Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage showed that the men took approximately four minutes to successfully escape. As such, Samuels slammed the officers, some of whom were reportedly asleep.A number of search parties were deployed in several areas in Regions Three and Four, where it was suspected the men might have gone.The Prison was used as a holding facility with several holding areas after the July 2017 fire at the Camp Street Prison. During that fire, several high-profile prisoners had escaped. The others were dispatched to correctional institutions across the country, including Lusignan.However, 13 prisoners had escaped from the facility by digging a hole under the perimeter fence. The hole was about five feet in diameter and another five feet deep.Those who had escaped were murder accused Clive Forde, Pascal Smith, Kerry Cromwell, Odel Roberts, Kendell Skeet, Rayon Jones, Jason Howard, Shawn Harris, Paul Goriah and Jamal Forde, along with Teshawn McKenzie, Cobena Stephens, Winston Long and Jamal Joseph.All the others were recaptured with two being killed by the Police during an exchange of gunfire. However, Goriah and Stephens remain at large.Goriah’s last known address was given as Grove Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara (EBD) while Lot 82 Gopie Street, Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was given as Stephens’ last known address.last_img read more