TRINIDAD – Prison escapee ‘Monster’ facing several indictments

PORT OF SPAIN –– Prison escapee Christopher “Monster” Selby is expected to be charged with a slew of offences relating to his prison escape last Friday.

Christopher “Monster” Selby
Christopher “Monster” Selby

Sources told the Express that Selby, 30, is being interrogated by detectives of the Homicide Bureau at the St James Police Station.

He is expected to face charges of murder, escaping lawful custody , possession of an explosive, along with other offences.

Investigative sources say they will soon be approaching the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) seeking advice on the charges against Selby.

Sources say a parallel investigation is also taking place into the circumstances surrounding the prison escape that resulted in the death of PC Sherman Maynard, 27.

Selby surrendered to officers of the Barataria Police Station on Sunday evening, claiming he feared for his life.

He, along with Hassan Atwell, 41, and Allan “Scanny” Martin, 42, staged a jailbreak from the Port of Spain prison around 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Both Martin and Atwell were shot dead under differing circumstances after the escape.

Atwell was murdered on Sunday morning by the hands of warring gang members. He was found dead on the compound of the Servol Sunshine Hill Life Centre, at Calvary Hill, East Dry River, Port of Spain, while Martin was killed by police officers on the compound of the Port of Spain General Hospital during a shoot-out.

Maynard was also killed in the line of duty during the shoot-out. He will be buried tomorrow at the Chaguanas Roman Catholic Church under full military rites. The funeral service starts at 11:30 a.m.

The three prisoners managed to get their hands on two 9mm firearms and a hand grenade which they used to escape from the Frederick Street prison.

They pointed their weapons at a group of prison officers and ordered a gate attendant at the jail to open the doors.

With their weapons fully visible, they then ran to a dark-blue four-wheel-drive Nissan Navara, which was parked on the roadway outside the prison, in an attempt
to flee the scene.

One of the escapees threw the grenade on to the roadway and it landed in the drain in front of the prison.

It did not explode. (Trinidad Express)

Source: (Trinidad Express)

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