Man Hit with Escaping Custody and Other Charges

One man has been arrested and charged with multiple offences including escaping custody yesterday in Bamboo Ridge, St. Catherine.

This following the seizure of one illegal firearm and several rounds of ammunition. He’s 50-year-old salesman, Leroy Fennel, otherwise called ‘Daddy Ran’ from the parish.

Fennel is charged with illegal possession of firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and escaping police custody.

Reports from the Glengoffe Police are that about 4:00 a.m., Fennel allegedly pulled a gun and fired two rounds while a party was in session in the area.

Police responded and he was accosted and searched. One Glock 17 pistol with twelve rounds were found in his possession.

While being processed at the station, Fennel reportedly assaulted an officer before escaping custody. But he was recaptured by the Police. He is scheduled to appear before the Linstead Parish Court on January 10.