Probe launched into escape of prisoner.

A wanted man who was captured in the Cayman Islands and deported to Jamaica, escaped custody at the central police lock-up early Thursday’s morning.

Thirty-year-old Rudolph Shaw had been in police custody since July 27.

Shaw who has been on the most wanted list for the St. Catherine North and South divisions was captured in the Cayman Islands on Friday, July 8 and deported to Jamaica.

He was then charged with two counts of murder, two counts of wounding with intent, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition and absconding bail.

He was remanded into custody and was awaiting his next court date on October 12 at the time of his escape.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that Shaw was discovered missing from his cell about 6:30 on Thursday morning during inspections.

Police say an air vent leading to Shaw’s cell had been cut.

Commissioner of police, Major General Antony Anderson, has ordered the Inspectorate and Professional Standards Oversight Bureau, Iprob, to launch an investigation immediately into the circumstances surrounding Shaw’s escape.

Members of the public are being advised that Shaw is considered dangerous.

The constabulary notes that before his arrest, he was a person of interest in several shootings and murders across St. Catherine and was also listed as wanted in both divisions of the parish.

Persons are urged to desist from providing safe haven for Shaw, and to call the police immediately if he is seen.

Persons are also being reminded that it is an offence to harbor a criminal.


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