Probing Westmoreland Jail Break

A high level investigation is now underway into the circumstances under which seven detainees who are accused of committing several dangerous crimes, broke out of the Savanna-la-mar lock up in Westmoreland this morning.

The men are from sections of Western Jamaica and the Corporate Area.

The escapees are 21-year-old Romaine Esson, otherwise called ‘Skenko’, of Dalling Street, Westmoreland.

He was charged for Murder and Shooting with Intent.

23-year-old Odane Brown, otherwise called ‘Fee Fee’, of West End, Negril in Westmoreland.

He was charged for Shooting with Intent and Robbery with Aggravation.

26-year-old Alton Maxwell of Naggo Head, St. Catherine.

He was facing charges of Murder, Illegal Possession of Firearm and Escaping Police Custody.

26-year-old Junior James, otherwise called ‘Bryan’, of Burnt Savannah district, Westmoreland.

He was charged with Murder.

20-year-old Ricardo Kerr, otherwise called ‘Jawbone’, of Waterworks, Westmoreland.

He was charged for Robbery with Aggravation and Shooting with Intent.

33-year-old Steve Vassell, otherwise called ‘Strength’, of Shortwood Road, Kingston 8.

He was charged with Murder.

And 18-year-old Bushay Grayson, otherwise called ‘Coolie Man’, of Little London, Westmoreland.

He was facing robbery charges.

The head of the Police Area One is Assistant Commissioner, Paul Ferguson.

ACP Ferguson declined to comment on the circumstances of the escape.

But he says the Police High Command has ordered a high level probe.

The senior crime fighter says the Constabulary Force has been embarrassed by the escape of the men, given the oath sworn by the police to protect and serve.