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Escaping custody added to charges


Escaping custody added to charges
Johann Jemar Layne heading back to court after he was recaptured yesterday. (Picture by Heather-Lynn Evanson.)

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THE FLEET-FOOTED WAYS of a wanted murder accused came to a screeching halt yesterday after he made an unsuccessful dash for freedom from the District “A” Traffic Court.

And the one place Johann Jemar Layne was hoping to escape is where he is now after he was remanded to prison.

Layne, 24, of Husbands Crescent, St Michael, was waiting for an amendment to be made to his three drug matters when he dashed out of court and down the steps, hurdled a barricade separating the court from the ongoing work on the old Supreme Court and Registration Department, and fled onto Coleridge Street. He left his shoes behind.

However, police from the court and Central Police Station were hot on his heels on foot and in vehicles, and in about five minutes he was recaptured, having got no further than Roebuck Street. (HLE)


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