Update: Father turns in escapee to police

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Hours after he and two others escaped from the Golden Grove/Diamond police station, Wayne Gilbert was promptly handed over to the authorities at the Brickdam Police Station just before midnight.

Gilbert, 25, of West La Penitence, is accused of murdering Rawle Rodrigues on January 20, 2017, at Stabroek Square; he is slated to appear in court today.

Police continue to search for Derrol James, 22, of 131 Middle Walk, Buxton, who was arrested for a series of armed robberies and 25-year-old Ivre Hooper of James Street, Albouystown, who was in custody for simple Larceny.

Wanted: Derrol James

Police stated that the men escaped by an opening on the western wall; a piece of metal believed to have been broken off from the lockups door and used to break the wall was found.

News Room was informed that the prisoners locked other inmates in one section of the lockups and ordered them not to venture to the back of the holding area as they drilled the hole in the wall.

A subordinate officer, who was in charge of the shift, has been placed under close arrest as an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the escape is underway.

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