Murder accused prison escapee recaptured

Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2018, 9:42 by Denis Chabrol

Murder accused prison escapee, Travis Evans, was Friday morning caught at Timehri, police  and prison officials said.

“I wish to commend all those persons who assisted and i now encourage others to be equally helpful,” Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said.

A joint security services team received a tip-off that he was on the road probably awaiting transportation. Samuels said Evans was arrested at about 7:45 am at the Soesdyke Junction.

There was no confrontation and no firearm was found in his possession, police said.

Evans was one of three remanded prisoners who scaled a wall at one of the Lusignan Prisons holding bays and escaped on October 15, 2018.

The other two are still at large.