Barbadian fugitive arrested in South Carolina

Barbadian fugitive Hainsley Browne, accused of defrauding elderly victims in Barbados of approximately USD$130,000, has been arrested in South Carolina, United States.

His arrest last weekend follows a two-year joint investigation between the Diplomatic Security Service’s Regional Security Office at the United States Embassy and the Royal Barbados Police Force.

Law enforcement authorities  discovered that Browne had assumed the identity of Ronald Browne, and was residing in South Carolina.

On Friday August 5, Operation Intercept Violent Fugitive Task Force, the U.S. Marshals-led fugitive task force in South Carolina, asked Crime Stoppers to send Browne’s photo and description to the media.  Within hours, the task force received numerous tips which eventually led to his arrest in Fairfield County, where he was transported to the local detention center.

Browne will be seen at a U.S. District Court in Columbia, where he will face charges related to wire and visa fraud prior to his deportation back to Barbados.

“The successful conclusion of this case highlights the importance of ongoing collaboration with our foreign law enforcement partners in combating crime which, increasingly, knows no borders,” acting Regional Security Officer and Diplomatic Security Special Agent Matthew Spaulding said.

“The Regional Security Office is committed to continue to work with the Royal Barbados Police Force in our efforts to fight regional crime.”

The U.S. Embassy said it is committed to assisting the regions law enforcement agencies with the fight against crime.

7 Responses to Barbadian fugitive arrested in South Carolina

  1. Ryvan Springer
    Ryvan Springer August 9, 2017 at 12:52 pm


  2. Leroy August 9, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    The love of $

  3. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor August 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Run but you can’t hide justice asap

  4. Sophia Branch
    Sophia Branch August 9, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    How he get out of the island if he was a fugitive ? Study it

  5. jrsmith August 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    There is lots of people in barbados who needs the same attention local and foreign big criminals who is protected, I know the day would come when the (US) would help us sort the out the criminals………………

  6. Alex Alleyne August 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    “Within hours the task force received numerous tips which eventually led to his arrest”.
    We here in BIM should take notice if we really need to get the “scum” off the streets.
    Please work with our RBPF.

  7. Belfast August 9, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    May be a job well done by the US Police, but under these Trump times, this man may well be deported to Barbados sharpish.


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