Shot ‘Smallie’ accomplice identified as ‘Gully Side’
The man, who was shot and killed along with convicted mass murderer and prison escapee, Mark Royden Williams on Thursday has been positively identified as Odel Roberts called ‘Gully Side’.
Odel is known to the Police Force. He was previously charged with the May 1, 2015 murder of Sophia shopkeeper, Shawn Anys. However, in 2020, he was acquitted of the murder.
He was also charged with trafficking in narcotics.
Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum on Thursday afternoon confirmed that Williams and his accomplice, Roberts were shot and killed by ranks of the Joint Services during a “confrontation” at 33 Miles Bartica, Potaro.
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 Guyana Police Force (GPF) announced a $10 million reward for any information that can lead to Williams’ arrest. Just a week ago, six persons were remanded to prison after they were charged with aiding Williams to escape from the penitentiary.