Update: Police found fugitive Chadwick Dale on Tuesday hiding in bushes in North Side and have taken him back in custody.
The 22-year-old Jamaican national had been serving a six-year sentence for violent offences, including stabbing a woman with a screwdriver during a beach robbery, when he and two other inmates, Steve Manderson and Marcus Manderson, escaped from Northward prison last week.
Police found Dale in undergrowth close to holiday homes in Cayman Kai following a tip-off from a member of the public. He was taken to George Town police station and will appear in court over the next few days, according to police.
Police search patrols, including sniffer dogs and teams of officers hacking through the brush with machetes, were in the area from 7am.
A police spokeswoman confirmed his arrest just after 2.30pm Tuesday.
“The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service can confirm that Chadwick Dale, one of the three men who escaped from HMP Northward on Wednesday, 14 August, has been arrested. The arrest took place a few minutes ago in the North Side area following an intelligence-led operation involving the RCIPS and staff from HMP Northward,” the spokeswoman said.
The search continued for the other two escapees throughout Tuesday.
Original story: Police on Tuesday captured one of the three prisoners who
escaped from Northward prison last week.
Officers nabbed 22-year-old Chadwick Dale in Cayman Kai
shortly after 2pm Tuesday afternoon following a tip-off from a member of the
public in the area.
The other two missing inmates, father and son Steve and
Marcus Manderson, remain at large.
See Wednesday’s Caymanian Compass for more on this story.