Archive for November 16th, 2013

Motorcycle rider arrested over killing of cyclist

| 16/11/2013 | 0 Comments

(CNS): Police have arrested a 24 year old man in connection with the death of Steve Powery (57) who was killed in July when he was hit by a motorcycle as he rode his push bike near Club Inferno on Hell Road in West Bay. The motor cyclist was himself in hospital in a critical condition for several weeks after the smash. Following his recovery police said they arrested him on Friday afternoon, 15 November, on suspicion of Causing Death by dangerous Driving. He was released on bail pending further enquiries. Powery was killed on impact after being hit by the motorcycle which was understood to be travelling at high speed in the early hours of Sunday 7 July.

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Cops investigate street robbery in East End

| 16/11/2013 | 12 Comments

(CNS): A woman who was said to be carrying a large amount of cash was robbed at knifepoint in broad day light on Friday. A spokesperson for the RCIPS said that at around 4pm yesterday afternoon the woman, who was walking on Austin Connolly Drive in East End, was confronted by the man, who took her handbag containing the cash. There were no injuries and no firearm was reported to be involved. Officers from the eastern districts attended the scene and carried out an extensive search with negative results, the police said, adding that the mugging was still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bodden Town police station on 947-2220 or Crime Stoppers 800-8477 (TIPS).

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Escaped inmate caught in GT

| 16/11/2013 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Although police had believed that Marcus Manderson had left the Cayman Islands following his escape from HMP Northward with his father, Steve Manderson, and Jamaican national Chadwick Dale in August, he was recaptured in George Town Friday afternoon. Police said that at about 4:10pm on Friday 15 November the Serious Crimes Task Force, Uniform Support Group and the K9 Unit conducted an operation in the Eastern Avenue area of George Town, where Manderson was arrested and returned to custody, having been on the run for three months. The jail break happened on 14 August, when the men cut through the perimeter fence.

The three menappeared to have fled to North Side and were believed to be living rough. Dale (22) was the first tobe caught in the popular tourist area of Rum Point some six days after the escape and Steve Manderson (45) was rounded up in Frank Sound a week later. However, the younger Manderson (26) evaded capture and police said they believed he had left the jurisdiction. It is not clear if this was the case and he had returned to Cayman or if he had managed to remain in hiding the whole time.

Since the escape, Dale has pleaded guilty to escaping lawful custody and was given an extra year in prison, adding to the six year term he was serving for a violent robbery.

Steve Manderson, who is serving a life sentence for murder, has refused to appear in court to answer the escape charges. It is unclear exactly what the authorities will do regarding any sanction for the inmate as it was his sixth jail break.

The younger Manderson is serving a ten year mandatory sentence for possession of an unlicensed firearm after he was convicted of having a modified flare gun, which a jury found was a lethal weapon.


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