Royden Williams recaptured

Royden Williams

Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine has confirmed that notorious prison escapee Mark Royden Durant aka Royden Williams and Smallie was intercepted and recaptured tonight at approximately 8 pm on the Weldaad, West Coast Berbice public road.

Durant was travelling in a public mini bus heading east. He was  travelling alone and unarmed, according to a statement from the Director of Public Information, Imran Khan.

Williams is believed to be the mastermind of the July 9 jail-break that saw the fiery demolition of the Camp Street prison.

He will now likely face a series of charges including murder. He had been sentenced to death in relation to the 2008 Bartica massacre.

Royden Williams

NY man convicted of killing Guyanese girl

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