UPDATE: Police give details on encounter with escaped prisoner Shanell Thomas


Incident Surrounding Escaped Prisoner Shanell Thomas

Around 1:30 am on Wednesday 9th February, the police Special Services Unit-SSU were on mobile patrol in New Winthropes when they spotted escaped prisoner Shanell Thomas driving a vehicle.

The police tried to apprehend him; however, he alighted from the vehicle with what appeared to be a firearm and attempted to engage the police.

The police opened fire and he manage to escape in some nearby bushes. No one was reportedly injured.

The vehicle he was driving was seized and taken to Police Headquarters.

The search for him continues, and the police are making an appeal for him to surrender himself at any police station immediately.

The police are also cautioning the public against engaging him if seen, as he is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Members of the public are further reminded that it is a criminal offence to Harbour an escaped prisoner or assit an escapee to elude authorities.

Anyone with information can contact any police station or call Crimestoppers at 800-Tips (8477).

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  1. Why was he allowed to be out on the farm if he is not one of the ” well behaved” ones? And a way he get gun from so quick? What an idiot! He must have a death wish or hoping to end up in a bodybag on a boat back to Dominica.

  2. Lol ppl alot of you dem stupid slience mother is a teacher staying Cassada Garden, if you all know that man is a big Rapist u all won’t believe. I definitely got facts please got a head n keep hiding him them fool what kinda of citizens violate woman n I see you that know him think is a game but wait u will hear what happen, if they can’t stop d cemetery will talk, trust me.

  3. Just appealing to those that maybe assisting him , if you care a bit about him accompany him to the nearest police station. This guy only had 4 more years and could have gotten out on good behavior even earlier. So now he backed himself against the wall and dig himself into at least another 10 years. This means if he could not wait it out for four more , how could he with the added years if got caught. So I guess he is now on death wishes.

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