On Jan. 31, Inspector Jeremy Henfield, officer in charge of the Marsh Harbour Police Station, was happy to announce that escaped suspect Larry Dorelus had been apprehended. Dorelus, 23, had escaped police custody the week before, and was wanted by police for questioning in reference to housebreaking, armed robbery and breach of bail conditions.
Led by Detective Sgt. 2377 Christopher Farquharson and a team of officers, Dorelus, 23, was captured off the S.C. Bootle Highway in an abandoned house.
Back at the police station, the officers laid out an assortment of stolen items including a bullet proof vest, .40 caliber hand gun along with one live round of ammunition and electronics that were recovered.
“We just want to say it was a team effort by the [Central Detective Unit] CDU, and the uniformed officers branch,” Inspector Henfield expressed. “We’re just happy that the residents can sleep a little more peacefully.”
Detective Sgt. Farquharson said that after acting on information received that the suspect was seen in a residence off of the S.C. Bootle Highway, they demanded that he exit the residence. However, Dorelus resisted arrest, and had to be restrained by officers.
While in police custody, Dorelus confessed to five counts of housebreaking within that week, and was flown into Freeport where he was arraigned on those charges. Turning to the items found in Dorelus’ possession, Detective Sgt. Farquharson said that it was a serious matter for a criminal to be in possession of a bulletproof vest, and was hopeful that they would not encounter such a situation again.
He ended by thanking members of the public for their assistance in locating this suspect, and asked for continued support, so that their combined efforts can result in more good work.
Additionally, at the time of Dorelus’ escape, Prince McIntosh, another prisoner, also escaped. Fortunately, McIntosh had on an ankle bracelet, so police officers were able to catch him within the hour. McIntosh was arraigned at the Magistrates Court in January.
Presently, police still need the public’s assistance in locating Lewis Cadet, who is wanted for questioning by police in the murder of Gregory Bain, and armed robber Wilnert Blanc, who is still at large.