NA prison escapee remanded on gun charges after hospital discharge

Escaped prisoner Jermaine Brown who was a patient at the New Amsterdam (NA) Hospital was remanded to prison after he appeared at the NA Court on Tuesday before Magistrate Tejnarine Ramroop charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm.

It is alleged that on August 27, around 8 am, Brown had in his possession one unlicensed .32 pistol, five spent shells and five live rounds. He is scheduled to return to court on December 10 for report.

According to reports, Brown and three other escaped prisoners, Neville Williams, Arvendra Deonarine and Brown’s brother, Carlos King were hiding out in an abandoned house when police cornered them.

Police claimed that Brown opened fire on them and they retaliated, mortally wounding Williams, Deonarine and King.

Brown was charged on his recent release from hospital where he was nursing gunshot wounds to his left wrist and upper back.

Brown had told this newspaper that he and the other prisoners emerged from their hiding place with their hands in the air and “

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