Alleged murderers escape police lock-up
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday July 25, 2011 - Lawmen are on the hunt for four men, including two accused murderers, who broke out of police lockup yesterday.
The four made a hole in the wall of the cell they were occupying at the Whithorn Police Station in the western parish of Westmoreland and escaped sometime between 4 am and 5 am.
Among the alleged killers are ex-cop Omar 'Kid Ralph' Ralph, 27, who is accused of a December 2010 murder. The other fugitives are 20-year-old Romain Smith who was charged for a January 2011 murder; rape-accused Aldane Peterkin,19; and 30-year-old Edward Smalling, also known as 'Eddy' and 'Blacks', who was charged for receiving stolen property.
Inspector Paul Bernard, head of the Westmoreland Criminal Investigation Branch said that Ralph, Smalling and Peterkin are considered to be extremely dangerous.
The latest escape follows a similar incident nearly six weeks ago at the Mandeville police lock-up, in the west-central parish of Manchester.
A murder accused and others charged with violent crimes were among 11 men who managed to escape custody after cutting out a large section of their cell on June 14. They were all subsequently recaptured.