Escaped inmate caught in GT

| 16/11/2013

(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 to be 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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  1. Anonymously says:

    You can hide out for a while….  But you can't out run the long arm of the law.

  2. Anonymous says:

    When the people who assist these escapes begin to be charged and imprisioned for helping escaped inmates in the future they will be less willing to do so. Now it is a game to help escaped felons.

    • Anonymous says:

      Steve Manderson – check

      Chadwick – check

      Marcus Manderson – (finally) check


      Only one left now is the dude who swam to Jamaica. He may be part fish.

  3. Anonymous says:

    At least he will get to spend time with his Daddy.

    • Anonymous says:

      Back home in time for Christmas. 

    • Anonymous says:

      Marcus singing to Daddy:

      iiiiiiiiii'll be home for christmaaas!

      you can plan on meeeee!

      let there be snow and mistletoeee!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hiding in plain sight.

  5. Another Anon says:

    The last time I checked, aiding and abetting was still a crime. Prosecute those who kept this scumbag hidden.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I am not a cop,  but anyone can see that this man could not possibly survive or evade capture for three months without assistance.  This makes it easier for the police to track him down, because again his associates are known to them.  This is not a victory, this is just further evidence of the incompetance of the RCIPs.  We are the equivalent of a small town in the USA but we are surrounded by water and have a police to population ratio way above the norm.  We are not getting value for money here.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Because really, where else is he going to go?

  8. espina says:

    A lethal weapon and nobody hurt by it? Is that it?

    How about all the gardeners going around with machetes and all the fisherment with big knives and gaffs?

    How about nail gums and chainsaws?

    A modified flare gun get you in jail for ten years? That is wrong!

    We all carry things that can be deadly.


    • Anonymous says:

      A fishers knife is used to cut fish.  The fisherman may sharpen it to help him cut fish.  A machete is used for gardening.  A gardener may sharpen it to help him cut through hedges and what not.  A flare gun is used to signal for help.  No modifcations are required.  Why would someone modify a flare gun?

    • SSM345 says:

      01:45, espina, clearly you are related to Manderson, perhaps his girlfriend?

      If you can't tell the difference between a person who uses a tool for their job and a person who modifies a flare gun so he can shoot someone, you are effing bonkers.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well why would you need to modify a flaregun? If it shoots flares and is part of a safety package onboard a boat then its legal. Modified to shoot projectiles other than flares then that is now a potentially lethal firearm. Same rules apply

  9. Anonymous says:

    I am not an advocate of the current rcips but when cudos are due I will give them. Congrats on catching this guy.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Given that it is unlikely that he had no assistance while on the run, will anyone else be charged with anything?

  11. Anonymous says:

    He was hiding in the CEC.  No-one ever goes there.

  12. Anonymous says:

    To evade capture for this long and end up caught still on island, this lad isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer is he ?

  13. Anonymous says:

    So much for police intel. Imagine, even after escaping jail in Cayman, this scum bag still decided to stay in Cayman.

    • Anonymous says:

      The police may have wanted him to think that they were focusing on Jamaica. Would be a way for him to be less careful.

    • Anonymous says:

      Guess he wanted to remain close to daddy.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Please add a charge of conspiracy in respect of his father's escape to the charge sheet.  Throw the book at him.

  15. anonymous says:

    Nice work and good result.