Three individuals are facing charges for assisting Khori Prince, who is charged with the burglary of Mi Amor Jewellers and two counts of escaping police custody, according to a police press release.
Mr. Prince is currently on remand at Her Majesty’s Prison. Mr. Prince’s brother, 22-year-old Deshon Benjamin, was charged with harbouring a fugitive and handling stolen goods, police said. Meanwhile, his mother, 50-year-old Allina Sprauve, and his girlfriend, a 17-year-old female, were both charged with assisting an offender.
Mr. Benjamin was placed on remand, while Ms. Sprauve and the 17-year-old were granted bail. All four are scheduled to appear before Magistrates’ Court on Feb. 18.
Police Commissioner Michael Matthews gave a stern message to the alleged offenders in last week’s press release.
“We have a family before the court — a mother, brother and girlfriend, in different households — charged with harbouring and assisting an escaped prisoner, risking arrest and prosecution for their actions,” he said. “This is a clear indication of the battle my officers are up against in keeping our communities crime-free and removing criminals from our streets. If found guilty, their mistake will be a costly one.”