Cops still hunting two inmates

| 21/08/2013

(CNS): Searches continued in North Side Tuesday night after one of three escaped convicts was cornered and captured in the Rum Point area. Despite some concerns from the community that two prisoners remain at large and could still be in the area, the police said that the North Side police station will not be reopened or manned. However, the RCIPS said officers were detailed to perform patrol duties in the area during each tour of duty.

The hunt continues for the remaining two escaped prisoners, Steve Manderson (left) and Marcus Manderson (right), based on intelligence coming into the major incident room.

“There was a heavy police presence in the area yesterday and officers remained there overnight,” an RCIPS spokesperson confirmed and said that the police conducted further searches around Grand Cayman on Wednesday. The future deployment of officers in relation to the searches will be reviewed and determined by the information and intelligence gathered during the course of the investigation, the RCIPS spokesperson added.

Although Chadwick Dale is now back in custody, the search for 44-year-old Steve Manderson and 25-year-old Marcus Manderson are ongoing as the father and son duo remain on the run one week after the three men broke out of Northward via the kitchen block and after cutting through two parameter fences.

The police continue to appeal to the public to remain alert and vigilant and to check all outbuildings on their property and to check and secure their boats. People are asked to report any suspicious activity, thefts or break-ins immediately to the police but to call 911 if they suspect that they have seenthe two escapees.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I have always hear that Steve Manderson is not guilty of that crime, so to Steve's family please seek help from the governor and have him/her look into this, they will blame him and the other guy but then why was the evidence washed away and all other matieral done away with cause it would show who did it to the CAYMANIAN OFFICER.  We are not here to judge people but why should they suffer. 

    There must be a reason that he keeps running, and I think the reason is that he is trying to get the attention on the higher up in Government to see that he is held there and not the killer.  To those that cry down the Manderson's name yet there are all sort of people with that name but please remember they are not all bad and they are some of the nicest Caymanian that has ever live in these Islands. 

    I can say so cause i know a lot of them and their background and families but they don't take foolishness and will say what they have to say.  So please for God's sake leave Steve and his famliy alone and the name MANDERSON is one of the best on this Island.


  2. Anonymous says:

    If the murder case was heard in the UK Steve Manderson and Geroge Roper would never have been found guilty of murder. Biggest miscarriage of justice I know of.

  3. Fashion Police says:

    Did Marcus get time added on for the comedy moustache and haircut?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Steve is the fall guy. None of the 16 flippin' guards present that day of the killing gave a statement and the prisoner across from Steve's cell wasnt allowed to give a statement. Steve himself told the judge that he had no reason to kill Mr. Powell because he had no beef with him. The courts were closed to the public. The evidence was washed away before the cops arrived. They waitied 30 minutes to call the medics int he first place. Steve aint no saint and was convicted of crimes that got him into prison in the first place i agree but if it were not for the murder charge and conviction that he recieved while incarcerated he would be a free man. His appeals are exhausted. What does he have to lose? What can they give him? More time? NO fools he's already serving life which in Cayman means until the breath leaves your body. I think Steve deserves the opportunity to have this entire matter reopened but whats the use when all the evidence disappeared in the first place. The only statements were the statements of the XXXX officers in the first place and needless to say how many heads will roll if the true story of this crime is ever revealed. I hope Steve's family can band together to get him a REAL lawyer to handle his case from a human rights stand point. Its been long enough and the public really deserves to know who the true villian(s) are. 

    • Anonymous says:

      You see, if your version of events was true then he would have raised this on appeals.  He has appealed.  He has not adduced any new evidence.  He is a convicted killer. 

      • Anonymous says:


        Sorry i have to keep repeating this for the brainless among us but being convicted doesn't mean he's a killer.

    • Anonymous says:

      Everyone says that Steve should be given another trial (and I'm not saying he shouldn't). But does this same sentiment extend to the other person serving a life sentence for the same crime. This person has accepted that he made some bad decisions in his life which caused him to end up in prison in the first place, and whilst he also maintains his innocence he has done his level best to be a positive influnce on Cayman's youth and society in general from inside the prison walls and to my knowledge has never escaped. I'm sorry but to me this shows him to be the better character and more deserving of the public's sympathy than someone who routinely flaunts the law, yes it is illegal to escape from prison, even if you were wrongfully convicted.

      • Anonymous says:

        its illegal to escape from prison? wow, thanks for the tip. we’ll try not to do that again.

    • Anonymous says:

      So who argued his appeal the cast of the muppet show? 

  5. Anonymous says:

    I hope these criminal scumbags are given long extra sentences when they are caught.

    • Anonymous says:

      Solitary confinement.  No visitors.  Shackled to a wall.  For a long time.  That should be the fate awaiting all escapees.

      • Anonymous says:

        Thanks for demonstrating how it feels to go through life without a brain…

    • Anonymous says:

      By the looks of the thumbs, you're the scumbag, bruno.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I have heard the jive about Manderson being innocent from the start. It should he reviewed as the case had more holes open than a wh—e house. That we do not know of it is just jive and rumors or truth – as it is now he is a convicted murderer who has escaped with his firearms convicted son. We cannot put our hand in our pants on these two guys. If he is innocent than someone needs to step up and help him but for now he is a killer on the loose and should be viewed accordingly not what rumors are flying.

    • Anonymous says:


      You're as mixed up as a can of spaghetti.

    • Anonymous says:

      "Jive"  is this Lenny Bruce appreciation time tunnel week?

    • Anonymous says:

      All you have to say is my hands are clean and my heart is pure, and a lot of people will believe you. It doesn't make it true, but a lot of people will still believe.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Why track them at all?

    Our great  RCIP said that they ar no threat to public safety, – wow!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I for one, am not. 

  9. Anonymous says:

    I am more afraid of the police than I am of the Mandersons.

  10. Anonymous says:


    Hmm…do  people not understand that almost every convicted felon will ell you how innocent they are and that they were set up by someone else.  Just go and ask a few…  Even if you saw them do it they would try to convince you otherwise…thus the reason they plead not guilty in court …doesn’t mean they didn’t do it. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Neither does it mean they did it, idiot.

    • Anonymous says:

      I think most people are in fact sensible enough to understand that, except you. Could it possibly be your point, then, that he is guilty, or do you not HAVE a point? 

    • SSM345 says:

      12:01, there are a few words that you should look up, then read about Steve's case. The words are: Informer, Informant, Snitch,  and Tattle-Tale. Then go look up what happens to such people in prison culture.

  11. Anonymous says:

    What many people in Cayman refuse to acknowledge is the Steve Manderson has always adamantly claimed that he did not kill the prison employee that he was convicted of killing and that the evidence and case was weak and had huge holes in it….and anyone who has ever been to Northward Prison knows that it was nigh impossible to kill anyone in the manner that Manderson was said to have killed this man.

    Also, his case has run out of time for any appeals process.

    What does this man have to live for or look forward to now ?

    Many people believe, with good reason, that Steve Manderson was the 'fall guy' for a murder committed by someone else, as he, himself, has always claimed.

    • Anonymous says:

      The guy is a career criminal. Keeping him locked up lowers the crime rate. Same for his son.

      • Anonymous says:

        Problem is we're not smart enough to keep him locked up.

      • Anonymous says:

        It seems to me the crime rate is anything on earth but lowering. Perhaps that is so the culprits can get in there where itiots like you become responsible for their next meal.

      • Anonymous says:

        11:25 Sorry Steve,you seem to have some serious enemies out there. While I dont know the man personally if he is innocent I am so sorry for him as you have some murdersome folks just ready to pull the trigger on him. Only hope that some witty lawyer will be sympathetic and try to investigate the truth in this matter. It would certainly make Him / She  popular. The Cayman public has never been satisfied with this case.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you for your sensible contribution to the subject. As a relative of Steve's, it is indeed an embarrassment every time this happens and the name Manderson gets plastered all over the news in a bad way. Steve has a large number of relatives in Cayman, no one else of whom has ever been suspicioned or accused, let alone 'convicted' of anything even approaching murder. It is obvious to me that Steve knows he has a right to his freedom and will forever continue to risk his life and embarrass his family and Government and prison officials and Cayman as a whole to that end. It is somewhat comforting, however, that the press finally seems to be coming to some understanding that it is wrong to sensationalize Steve as a dangerous murderer to be avoided at all costs everytime this happens. He is very obviously not breaking out of jail to kill people. I pray to Almighty for Steve's sake, and that justice will someday, somehow be served in his case. And I pray for the thankfully diminishing number of less intelligent individuals who continue to, ignorantly and unjustly, publicly condemn him.   

      • Anonymous says:

        He is a convicted killer.  And there IS someone else in the family that is a criminal, namely his comedy-haired son.

        • Anonymous says:

          Convicted doesn’t mean he did it, sunshine. and who on earth said there were no other criminals in his family?

    • Anonymous says:

      There is no "out of time for the appeals process" for criminal appeals.  If he has evidence to back up what you say there is a place to take it, the Court of Appeal.  A jury accepted that it was proved beyond reasonable doubt that he is a killer.  So he is a killer.  Unless he does something to prove otherwise.

      • Anonymous says:

        A very unfortunate state of affairs indeed. Even more unfortunate is your utterly morbid and baseless condemnation of your fellowman. Leave the judging to Almighty God my friend, and pray he doesn't judge you the way you do to others.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Is there any how Steve Mandersons case can be reopened? If so this would certainly make alot of sense, since the public seems to think that he is innocent. If he is innocent it must be a terrible feeling being locked up for life.I suppose most of us Caymanians can still remember the Caymanian that was incarcerated for life in Jamaica for an incident that he denied. He was mistaken for someone else. Thank God with alot of prayers he was free when some Official in Jamaica died, however he was in prison for 7 years. There are lots of innocent people in this world that go to prison.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well we better get praying then. 

    • But he was such a good boy? says:

      No!  This mentaility of, "But he was such a good boy" sh*t has to stop!  You baby mammas and gangbanf sympathizers are the problem.

      He got himself into prison first and was THEN was involved in a murder while in prison.  If that was the ONLY disputed situation, then fine, repoen and retry the first and second incidences, but not NOW….I'm sorry, but after he arrived in prison he did not try to clear himself, instead he went on to manslaughter and escape five times!  Any hope of freedom for him was dashed during the his previous five escapes. 

      Reopening any case for this repeat escapee offender is a waste of my tax money, period.  Any sympathizers should wake up and smell the coffee, justice has spoken and his escape record for the past decade has been his own doom.  The rules are the rules and the law is the law.

      • Anonymous says:

        Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

      • Anonymous says:

        Ignorance is most certainly bliss. You obviously prefer to feed clothe and shelter him forever with your tax money than see him pardoned for a crime he didn't commit.

      • Anonymous says:

        So whose tax money would you suppose is feeding him in prison, lunatic?

      • Anonymous says:

        I strongly suggest you use some of that tax money to learn to write and spell properly.