The Jamaican man who escaped lawful custody on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 has turned himself in.
Police sources say 22-year-old Deno B’Jorn Thomas, also known as Miguel Jonathon Garnett, turned himself into the Major Crimes Unit in Castries at about 3 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
This development comes hours after Police Constable Norville Blane Clarke, 39, of Debruille, Choiseul appeared in a Vieux Fort court, charged with aiding and abetting the Jamaican’s escape.
Clarke, who has been an officer of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force for the past seven years and was last attached to the Vieux Fort Police Station, was remanded in custody until March 19, 2013 after he appeared in court this morning.
According to a press release, on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at about 9 pm, officers attached to the Vieux Fort Police Station discovered that the Jamaican prisoner had escaped lawful custody.
Thomas, whose last known address was Marisule, Gros Islet, was arrested on Friday, February 1, 2013, along with Teddy Walcott of Grass Street, Castries for the attempted murder of Adisania Ojo, a Canadian national at Mon Repos at about 12:10 pm.
Ojo sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to St Jude’s Hospital where he was treated and admitted in critical condition.
During the course of the investigations, Clarke was arrested under suspicion of aiding and abetting the escape of a prisoner, and subsequently charged.