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Fugitive turns himself in, jailed for 12 months

Fugitive turns himself in, jailed for 12 months


Keon Scott has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after escaping police custody last Friday.

The Glen resident turned himself in on Tuesday and was brought to the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, where he was charged that on November 10, 2016, while being in lawful custody, he did escape from such custody.{{more}}

Scott, 30, was on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), White Chapel Road and had been brought to court to make an appearance, having been charged for having a .38 revolver, along with six rounds of .38 ammunition without a licence.

Police say he was found with these items on Saturday, October 8 at the Diamond Gap, during a police stop and search operation.

On Monday, during a police briefing at Police Headquarters in Kingstown, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in charge of crimes Frankie Joseph said that Scott is considered armed and dangerous and must not be approached.

The ACP said that Scott has been charged several times in the past with firearm and ammunition offences.

“He is considered to be armed and dangerous and we are appealing to the general public that if you by chance have any information or see Keon Scott, do not try to apprehend him… so call us if you see him,” stressed ACP Joseph,

On Monday, October 10, Scott was granted bail in the sum of $13,000 after he pleaded not guilty to gun and ammunition charges. But apparently no one signed Scott’s bail bond, so he decided to flee on Friday.

Commenting on the escape last Monday, Deputy Commissioner of Police Colin John did not say if Scott was handcuffed at the time he escaped, or if he was being guarded. (AS)