Search for prison escapees continues


Police and prison officials have named the three inmates who escaped from Northward Wednesday night as Steve Manderson, Marcus Manderson and Chadwick Dale.

This is the sixth time convicted murderer Steve Manderson has escaped from custody. 

Marcus Manderson is serving a 10-year sentence for possessing an unlicensed firearm – a modified flare gun. Chadwick Dale is serving a six-year sentence for robbery and wounding.

The inmates were found missing at around 9.20pm Wednesday during a routine check of prisoners in B wing.

There was an immediate prison lock down and a search was conducted, prison officials said. They found a breach in the double fences behind Bravo wing.

“It has been confirmed that the prisoners escaped by breaking out of the kitchen area of B wing, and then cutting through both perimeter fences,” a statement released Thursday morning read.

Caymanian Steve Manderson, 44, is described as 5-foot 9-inches tall, of slim build, of light brown complexion, with low-cut dark brown hair.

His son Marcus is 25 years old. He is 5-feet 10-inches tall, of slim build, of dark brown complexion, with medium-length hair and dreadlocks.

Jamaican Chadwick Dale, 22 years, is 5-feet 7-inches tall, of slim build and of dark brown complexion, with low-cut brown hair.

The three were last seen wearing prison-issued blue pants and white T-shirts.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these prisoners should call 911 or the nearest police station: George Town Police Station at 949-4222, Bodden Town Police Station at 947-2240 and West Bay Police Station at 949-3999.

Police reminded the public that it is a criminal offence to assist and/or harbour escaped inmates.

Officials at Northward Prison said the prison continues in a locked down state until they complete their initial investigation into the escape.


Steve Manderson


Chadwick Dale


Marcus Manderson

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