Felon Who Used Name Of Dead Man Captured

A man who absconded bail and was sentenced to 35 years in prison, in absentia, for murder has been captured.

He is Devon Harriot. He was charged jointly with Oshane Coley and Michael Jacobs for the murder of Craig Lewis in December of 2009. Police reported that Harriott was captured on Friday, April 26 on Wellington Street in Spanish Town, St. Catherine which is under a State of Emergency.

Harriot, who eluded the justice system for two years, after absconding bail assumed the identity of a dead man. Police said when he was accosted on Friday he produced an identification card under the name of a dead man. “However, intense investigation led to the uncovering of his real identity,” a police release said.

And, in a related development, the police say a man they have described as a professional ‘bailer man’ 49-year-old James Bailey, of Marcus Garvey Drive, Greenwich Farm in Kingston, pleaded guilty to three counts of uttering forged document and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

This following his arrested for his involvement in having Harriot bailed in 2017.

He is scheduled to appear in the St. Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday, May 8.

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