One year for escaping from police custody Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

Convicted prisoner, 39-year-old Eugene Bailey, pled guilty to escaping from police custody while at the Precinct 3 Police Station. He appeared before Chief Magistrate Sharon Fraser on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. He told the magistrate that on the day, he was sentenced to 5 years for a firearm offense. He got the impression that he could leave the station and left to visit his newborn baby girl.

According to police, on January 6, 2017, PC McFoy was conducting duties at the cell block when Bailey was escorted to the restroom. He later saw a man walk through the door and that is when he made checks in the cell and noticed that it was Bailey that escaped. It wasn’t until several hours later that Bailey was recaptured on Freetown Road.

In court, Bailey maintained that he understood that he could leave. He was sentenced to one year for escaping police custody.

On January 6, 2017, Bailey was convicted of keeping a firearm without a gun license and sentenced to 5 years before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza. He later pleaded guilty to a burglary which occurred while he was out on bail for the firearm charge. He was sentenced to 7 years for burglary. His 1-year sentence was ordered by Chief Magistrate Fraser to run concurrently with the 12-year sentence.

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