Prisoner admits to Northward jailbreak

Chadwick Dale, one of the three prisoners who broke out of Northward prison last month, appeared in court on Tuesday to admit his part in the escape. 

Dale represented himself in the brief hearing at Summary Court after rejecting assistance from defense attorney John Furniss, who indicated he wanted an adjournment of several days to consult with his client.  

Dale declined to take the advice, saying he wanted the matter dealt with “today.”  

“I’ve not come to lie,” he said before entering a guilty plea to the charge of escaping lawful custody at Northward prison on Aug. 14, where he was serving time for robbery. 

The case was adjourned till Oct. 3 to allow the prosecution time to prepare submissions on sentencing. 

Dale escaped with two other inmates on Aug. 14 and was recaptured a week later after a police operation in North Side.  

The second prisoner, Steve Manderson, was recaptured a few days later, but the third escapee, Marcus Manderson, remains at large. 


Chadwick Dale was captured Tuesday by police in North Side.