Northward prisoner recaptured, on the run for three months


The last of three inmates who escaped Her Majesty’s Prison at Northward in August was arrested Friday afternoon in George Town.  

Marcus Manderson, 25, was thought last month to have left the Cayman Islands. 

A brief police statement on the matter said Manderson was arrested Friday in the Eastern Avenue area. No further details were provided.  

Manderson was serving a 10-year-sentence for possession of an unlicensed firearm when he escaped on Aug. 14 along with his father, Steve Manderson, serving life for murder and Chadwick Dale, who was beginning a six-year sentence for robbery.  

Dale and the elder Manderson were recaptured within a month of the escape. Both have been charged with escaping lawful custody.  

Detective Chief Inspector Malcolm Kay, the man leading the investigation into the prison escape, said in mid-October there was no evidence to suggest that the younger Manderson was still in the Cayman Islands.  

Dale pleaded guilty to escaping lawful custody and was sentenced to an additional year in prison. Steve Manderson failed to appear in Summary Court to answer the escape charge last month.