Ex-cop charged for harbouring Camp Street prison escapees

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Charges were on Tuesday laid against a former police officer when he appeared at the Linden’s Magistrates’ Court to answer to the charge of  harbouring two of the wanted fugitives responsible for the July 9, Camp Street Prison break and conflagration.

Teon Allen

Ex-cop, 31-year-old Teon Allen, pleaded not guilty to the charge of sheltering fugitives Mark Royden Williams and Uree Varswyck.The duo along with two other escapees are still on the run.

The accused was remanded to prison and is scheduled to re-appear in court on September 28, 2017, when the trial will continue.

According to information reaching INews, Allen reportedly confessed to detectives of the Major Crimes Unit, stating that he provided meals and transportation to Guyana’s most wanted men, following their break out from the Camp Street penitentiary.

He was taken into custody just one week ago after police received information that he was seen in the presence of the wanted criminals.

In fact, sources have confirmed that the ex-cop is a known confederate of the escapee Varswyck, dating back to their shared time as ranks of the Guyana Police Force.

Moreover, it was highlighted that earlier this year, Allen and two other men were charged with the illegal possession of an AK-47 and matching ammunition.

Meanwhile, still on the run are the three inmates who escaped from Camp Street and one who dug his way out for the Lusignan holding compound.

The wanted men are Mark Royden Williams aka “Smallie”, ex-cop Uree Varswyke, Cobena Stephens and Paul Goriah respectively, all of whom were incarcerated for murder.

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