After five months of being on the run after escaping from the Lusignan Prison on the East Coast of Demerara, James Moore was recaptured on Saturday morning by ranks of the Guyana Police Force during a raid exercise in Sophia, Greater Georgetown.
The prisoner was recaptured in A Field Sophia at about 06:15h.
According to Police, a cordon and search exercise was conducted in several areas in the city including Sophia, Tiger bay, Stabroek Market Square, Bourda Market, and Cross Street, Werk-en-Rust, during which the prison escapee was recaptured.
The 23-year-old prisoner, who hails from New Road Dairy, West Bank Demerara, and Dennis Street, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, had escaped on September 29, 2020, while he along with 13 other inmates were working in the kitchen at the Lusignan Prison.
On Saturday, acting Director of Prisons Nicklon Elliot said Moore will be charged for escaping from lawful custody.
Moore was serving a three-year sentence for armed robbery at the Lusignan Prison.
On February 16, four prisoners, including an inmate on death row, escaped from the high-security Mazaruni Prison in Region Seven.
Those who escaped are 25-year-old Imran Ramsaywack of Adelphi Village, East Coast Berbice (ECB); 44-year-old Kenrick Lyte whose last known address was Grant Good Intent, Lower Pomeroon River; 22-year-old Samuel Gouveia of Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD), and 22-year-old Rayon Jones of Timehri, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
It was reported that during the unlocking of the Solitary Division at the Mazaruni jail, the padlock was observed to be tampered with, and further checks revealed that two bars within the cell were cut and the four men were missing.
While the men remain at large, the father of Rayon Jones has since been charged for harbouring the convicts after he gave them shelter and a change of clothes shortly after their escape.