Manderson charged in jail break, son still on the run

| 14/10/2013

(CNS): With Marcus Manderson on the run now for two months, his father, Steve Manderson, has been charged with escaping lawful custody. Manderson Sr (44), who was one of three men who escaped from HMP Northward on 14 August, was recaptured following a police operation in the Frank Sound area on 28 August. This is understood to be the sixth time that Manderson, who is serving a mandatory life sentence for murder, has broken out of the jailhouse, and while he is expected to make his first court appearance in connection with the charge tomorrow morning (Tuesday 15 October), it is not clear what punishment could be doled out to him should the prosecution secure a conviction.

It is understood that since his recapture his prisoner category has already been redefined and privileges taken away from him.

Chadwick Dale (22), who escaped with the Manderson duo, was caught in the Rum Point area less than a week after the escape, when the three men broke through the prison kitchen block and cut through the two perimeter fences with the assistance of another inmate. Dale has already been charged and the case is progressing through the courts.

Dale, who is a Jamaican national, was serving a six year sentence for a violent street robbery during which he stabbed a woman with a screw driver, even though she gave up her purse.

While these two men will be facing some sanction for their escape, Marcus Manderson remains on the run and there has been no comment from the RCIPS about whether they believe Manderson Jr is still in hiding on Grand Cayman or whether he may have left the islands.

The younger Manderson was incarcerated earlier this year for a mandatory ten years following his conviction of possession of an unlicensed firearm, when a jury found that a modified flare gun was a real weapon.

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