Manderson on the run for almost seven weeks

| 30/09/2013

(CNS): Following his escape from HMP Northward with his father and a fellow inmate, Marcus Manderson remains on the run, despite the capture of the other two men. However, the RCIPS has remained tight lipped about their suspicions over the young convict’s likely departure from the Cayman Islands. Manderson (25) was serving a mandatory ten year sentence for possession of an unlicensed firearm, which in his case was a modified flare gun, following his conviction by a jury earlier this year. Having escaped with his father, Steve Manderson, who escaped for the sixth time, and Jamaican national Chadwick Dale (22), both of whom were caught in the North Side area, Manderson has evaded capture now for 47 days.

An RCIPS spokesperson said Friday that the investigation was continuing but failed to respond to questions about the possibility that Manderson is now in Jamaica.

“The RCIPS and prison service continue to work closely together on this very active investigation,” a police spokesperson stated. “The incident room is still up and running and staff follow up on all intelligence reports or sightings. Members of the public are reminded to call 911 with any sightings. The media and public will be made aware of any significant developments; in the meantime the investigation is still ongoing.”

The three men made their escape from the jail after cutting through the perimeter fences at around 9:30pm on 14 August. Dale, who is serving a six year sentence for a violent street robbery, was the first to be caught in the Rum Point area and has since been charged with escaping lawful custody. Steve Manderson, who is serving a mandatory life sentence following his conviction in the killing of a prison officer, was later rounded up in Frank Sound and investigators believed both men had been living rough.

The RCIPS lead investigator issued a warning to the younger Manderson to give himself up as it was only a matter of time before he would be captured. However, since his father was returned to custody on 29 August, Marcus Manderson has continued on the run alone and evaded the authorities for a further month. Speculationis mounting that he has left Cayman and may be in Jamaica but the police have made no comment on the suspected whereabouts of the escapee.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    He is also facing two charges of crimes against facial hair.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You completely missed the point, didn't you? The point is that Snowden like young Manderson was running from the authorities in his own country so it made sense to go to another country.  

  3. Anon says:

    Dont see any evidence of a manhunt, no roadblocks, no dogs, no images of the escapee plastered on the nightly news and on lightpoles etc……..rcip and prison staff dont seem to be concerned. 

    No responsibility taken or statement made by the prison director………

    How can the public have confidence in the skills of the police?

    How disappointing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Cant blame him. Because with all this crime on the island now. Even the criminals are afraid to be here!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Erm, he can't be Caymanian, 11:28, we don't have any Caymanian criminals here. They are all Jamaican, brought in by the 2003 Status grants. I thought you would have knownthat.

    • Anonymously says:

      He is Caymanian right but he did not even have a real gun it was a Flare Gun so if possession of a flare gun was a crime in the late 70s and 80s every boat owner would be a criminal.  As a Caymanian criminal he did not try to kill a woman for $40.00 neither did he kill someone for a cell phone and burn them after.  If given the choiceI will choose the Caymanian criminal over those that are imported any day, thank you.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don't fool yourself; he's Caymanian/JACAN. He's Jam's problem now.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Oh get over it , he ain't on island any more, RCIPS screwed up as did HMPS, no lets move on …..

    • anonymous says:

      Good. He is not a tax burden anymore. The more criminals, local or other, that deport themselves, the better this place will be.

      Politicians are included in the equation also.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Run, baby, run! Please don't hurt anyone.

  8. Cupcakes says:

    Why would he stay in Cayman?  He has a much better chance of hiding out in Jamaica than here.  Well….maybe that's not quite correct.  He's managed to evade the 'yahoos' we have as cops for 7 weeks. 


  9. Anonymous says:

    Has his criminal father been charged over his escape and the escape of the other two yet?

    • Will Ya Listen! says:

      Quite right. He should be charged and sent to Prison.

    • Anonymous says:

      Assuming you have evidence of your accusation, I would suggest it is the police you need to address with your question, not the CNS readership.

  10. Anonymously says:

    Why would Manderson run to Jamaica, is he not Caymanian?  



    • Anonymous says:

      Because he can 11.28, because he can…both Cayman and Jamaica have very leaky borders..

      • Anonymously says:

        Since there are such leaky borders between Cayman and Jamaica the authorities should ask the US Course Guard for assistance for about three months beginning now and shoot to kill any  drug canoe because we know they bring in drugs and guns this way the message will go out to the culprits that this country don't mess around with smugglers.

    • Anonymous says:

      What a dumb question.

    • Anonymous says:

      Why would Snowden run to Russia, is he not American?

      Next dumbass question?

      • Anonymously says:

        Ding Bat! Poster 15:38 I nominate you for the Noble Prize in critical thinking, Sowden, ran to Russia because he leaked classified documents about the USA,  can you imagine him running to the UK, Germany, France or even Cayman to hide as a US Citizen? Tell you what he was smarter than you to think ahead to Russia and even there is not safe.

         Now to Manderson foolie if he is Caymanian and does not know the terrain or have family members in Jamaica that will look after him why would he even want to go there? First of all he would stand out like a sore thumb, he would have to have lots of money for protection because them people will roll on you quick and big time if you don't have it to pay.  What is his crime again? Possession of a flare gun and sentence to 10 years in prison as to living in Jamaica on the run with the possibility of being captured time spent at Northward would seem like a better option dumbo then again Sowden an American would prefer to stay in his country and run the risk of execution rather than going to Russia where he could live in hiding (poor choice and should pay traitor).  Manderson,dumb move not to Jamaica he would have more freedom at Northward and a better life.