Police are searching for an inmate of the Stock Farm Prison who escaped on Friday.
The prisoner, Bert Williams Williams, 24, of St. Vincent & the Grenadines was charged with two other Dominicans in connection with a burglary at Greens Supermarket in Loubiere, Inspector Claude Weekes has said.
Williams, who is considered armed and dangerous, is described as, according to wanted poster:
NAME: Bert Ellis Williams
ORIGINAL PLACE OF ABODE: Loubiere
DOB: 7/1/1986 ( 24 yrs)
COMPLEXION: Brown skin
HEIGHTt: 6 feet
Weekes said based on investigations the Vincentian escaped while playing basketball with other inmates on Friday. He left behind a pair of slippers, Weekes said.
Williams along with Martin Luther Jno Baptiste of Newtown appeared before Magistrate Candia George on November 24, 2010 on a joint charge of burglary, while Eustace Joseph of Point Michel was charged with handling stolen goods.
It is alleged that Williams and Jno Baptiste entered as trespassers and stole $17,130 in cash, $638.45 worth of groceries and a cell phone valued at $150 between 10:30 p.m. on November 19 and 3:30 p.m. on November 20,2010.
The items belonged to Paul Green, the charge stated.
Joseph was accused of handling $12,370 of the said cash.
The men were not required to plea as the matters are indictable and are to be heard at the High Court of Justice following a preliminary inquiry.
Bail was closed for Williams as he was considered a flight risk.
“He has no roots in Dominica… If he leaves and goes to St Vincent it will be very difficult to get him back in Dominica,” the police prosecutor told the court in his objection to bail.
Meanwhile, bail was opened for Jno Baptiste. However, he could not supply the court with a proper surety – in his case a requirement. His father, who appeared at the court, said that he was not there to stand him bail.
He was remanded at the state prison and was scheduled to reappear in court last Thursday.
Joseph on the other hand was luckier. He was granted bail in the sum of $15,000 with a friend as surety. He is set to reappear in court on May 5, 2011.
The preliminary inquiry for Williams and Jno Baptiste is set for May 26, 2011.