The police in Portland have launched a manhunt for a prisoner who escaped custody while at a hospital this morning. On the run is Mark ‘Bunny’ McNeil, who is from Vain Road in Port Antonio in the parish.
The police report that about 4:00 a.m., Mark ‘Bunny’ McNeil, who was in custody for house-breaking and larceny, escaped while he was being treated at the Port Antonio Hospital.
A manhunt was subsequently launched.
Jamaica police are facing increasing pressure to quell the spate in crime and have had a rough go of it to start the year.
Hawthorne, otherwise called ‘Angry Bird’, who is from Priory, was charged on Saturday with wounding with intent.
The police report that about 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, Hawthorne entered the woman’s home in the community and used a knife to inflict stab wounds to her throat and arms.
She raised an alarm and was assisted to hospital, where she was treated and admitted in serious but stable condition.
Hawthorne was later arrested and subsequently charged after a question and answer session on Saturday, January 15.
Portland prisoner escapes while being treated at hospital Jamaica Gleaner