Hunt continues for ‘Smallie’; woman, boat captain remain in custody


Days after he fled from the Mazaruni Prison in what was a well-planned escape, law enforcement officials are continuing their search for notorious convicted killer and death row inmate, Mark Royden Williams.

In a brief update on Wednesday, the Guyana Police Force Corporate Communications Unit said that the female, who visited Williams before his escape and the captain of the boat he used to flee, remain in Police custody.

Investigators also questioned two prison officers who were in charge of Williams at the time of his escape.

Williams called ‘Smallie’, in a daring daylight ordeal and assisted by men with high-powered weapons, escaped from the Mazaruni Prison on May 19. This is the country’s maximum security penitentiary.

A day later, the GPF announced a $10 million reward for any information that can lead to Williams’ arrest.

The convicted mass murderer escaped while being escorted back from a visit with the aid of heavily armed accomplices in a speedboat. The escort party was fired upon with AK-47 automatic rifles by men inside the boat alongside the Mazaruni River.

The boat and its occupants, including Williams, proceeded upstream, past Itaballi landing, while Prison guards and Police in support undertook pursuit.

Williams was convicted of murders stemming from the Bartica massacre in 2008, when he, along with other gunmen, ambushed and killed twelve (12) persons, including three (3) policemen. Additionally, he had been sentenced to death in September last year over the killing on January 23rd, 2008, of Guyana Defence Force member Corporal Ivor Williams.

Royden Williams had previously escaped from the Camp Street Prison on July 09, 2017, but was recaptured on October 10, 2017, on the Weldaad Public Road, West Coast Berbice.

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  1. Matthew says

    He did NOT escape from the Prison……he was outside the prison when he bolted or you would need to arrest the gate guards as well. Who on earth authorized a visit outside the prison walls? I do not believe this was for money alone…..I strongly suspect a well known political actor is behind it and this is supposed be another “2002” ……..”we might not be bright but we be persistent”.

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