A felon who absconded bail and was sentenced to 35 years in prison, in absentia, for murder has been captured in St. Catherine under the State of Public Emergency.

He’s Devon Harriot, who was charged for the murder of Craig Lewis in December of 2009. He was captured last Friday, on Wellington Street in Spanish Town, St. Catherine which is under the State of Emergency. Harriot, who eluded the justice system for 2 years, was captured by lawmen on Wellington Street, in the old capital.

Police report that after he absconded bail, he assumed the identity of a dead man, and produced an identification card under that name when he was questioned.

Police say an intense investigation led to the uncovering of his real identity.

In the meantime, professional bail bondsman James Bailey of Marcus Garvey Drive, Greenwich Farm in Kingston pleaded guilty to three counts of Uttering Forged Document and Attempting to Pervert the course of Justice.

This following his arrest for his involvement in having Harriot bailed in 2017. He is scheduled to appear in the St. Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday, May 8.

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