Cop under close arrest after prisoner’s hospital escape

The policeman who was guarding Dexroy Brown, who escaped from the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) on Monday while under police guard, is under close arrest.

Brown remained at-large yesterday, according to Crime Chief Seelall Persaud, who also confirmed that the rank was under close arrest. He added that an arrest warrant was issued by the court for Brown and not a wanted bulletin as was reported in some sections of the media.

Brown was shot by police last week while trying to escape after he and another man, David Bernard, were allegedly nabbed with guns and ammunition during a police search in Sophia. Bernard, of West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, pleaded not guilty when charges of illegal possession of a 9mm pistol and a 138 snub-nosed revolver as well as a live round of 9mm ammunition and six live rounds of .38 ammunition were read on Monday. He was subsequently remanded to prison while a warrant was issued for Brown’s arrest.

Brown is the third prisoner to have escaped while under police guard at the GPH in recent months. A source at the hospital yesterday said that the escape was a well-executed one. “There seems to have been some collusion between Brown and someone else because he was able to get out of the hospital despite the fact that he had both of his legs shot,” the source noted. It is still not clear if at the time of his escape,  Brown was shackled to the bed.

Latest in Local News

default placeholder

Proposed law bans smoking in public places

Proposed tobacco control legislation will see a ban on smoking in public places while cigarette advertising will no longer be allowed and pictorial and text health warnings will have to be displayed on at least 75% of the packaging on tobacco products.

default placeholder

$800M in specialty hospital steel ‘awarded’ to BK

Government needs to explain why about $800 million worth of steel and other equipment that were earmarked for the now-frozen specialty hospital project, went solely to businessman Brian Tiwarie, former President Donald Ramotar says.

Ezekiel Murray

Truck driver jailed for three years for crash causing child’s death

Clyde Barker, the truck driver who was accused of running over 12-year-old Ezekiel Murray along the Friendship Public Road last year and causing his death, was yesterday sentenced to 3 years imprisonment.

default placeholder

Businessman jailed and fined over gun, ammo possession

A businessman was yesterday sentenced to two years imprisonment and fined $100,000 after being found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

default placeholder

Business minister ‘in denial’ over economic ‘crisis’

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said that Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin is in denial about Guyana not being in an economic crisis.

Kevin Joshua

Man found guilty of disfiguring teen in acid attack

Kevin Joshua, who doused a schoolboy with acid and left him disfigured, was on Tuesday found guilty by a jury of inflicting grievous bodily harm on the youth.

default placeholder

Conflicting evidence by police sees man freed of gun, ammo charge

Accused earlier this year of having in his possession a .32 firearm and matching rounds Mark Calvan was yesterday found not guilty.

default placeholder

Judge unable to hand down sentences due to probation report delays

The absence of probation reports prevented Justice Brassington Reynolds from handing down sentences in two cases at the Berbice Assizes on Tuesday.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: