Cops recapture one of three boys who escaped custody

October 28, 2019

The St. James Police have recaptured 17-year-old Chavez Stewart, who escaped custody at the Barrett Town Police lock-up on Friday, October 25.

Chavez was recaptured about 7:25 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 along the Barnett Street main road in St. James.

The juvenile was facing charges of illegal possession of firearm and possession of identity information before he escaped. He will now face an additional charge of escaping custody.

Meanwhile, police are continuing their search for two other juveniles – aged 16 and 13 – who also escaped custody along with Stewart. Reports are that about 5:30 p.m., the three teens cut the padlocks of a grille at the lock-up and escaped.