Father turns in Lethem prison escapee


One of the four prisoners who escaped from the Lethem Police Station in Region Nine by digging a hole in the ground on February 26, was turned over to the authorities Thursday morning by his father.

Twenty-year-old Clarence Rodney was brought to the police by his father, Clive King, Police Headquarters noted in a statement.

At the time of his escape, he was on remand for the offence of simple larceny.

He is now in custody at the Lethem Police Station pending charges. Three more prisoners remain on the run: 36-year-old Jack King Paul of Kwatamang Village North Rupununi; 26-year-old Venezuelan national, Yon Rogg Hernandez, known as John Robert, of Tabatinga Lethem and 18-year-old Xarlos Edwards Thomas, a Venezuelan national, also of Tabatinga.

At the scene of the escape, police found a metal rod measuring one foot and the hole in the ground measuring three feet in width, length and depth and had an exit point.

The surface of the hole has a two-inch layer of concrete with red sand beneath.

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