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Oct 10, 2017

Convicted burglar admits to escape from police

Convicted prisoner, thirty-nine year old

Eugene Bailey

, was in court today for another offence. Already facing time behind bars for burglary and kept firearm offenses, Bailey today changed his not guilty plea to guilty for escaping from lawful custody while at Precinct Three in January of this year. This morning, Bailey  appeared before Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser and indicated to the court that on the day of his escape, he was under the impression that when a police officer told him to get out,  he could go free so he ran from the precinct.  He told Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser that he had just been sentenced to five years for a firearm offence and was excited over the birth of his baby girl so he went home and took his daughter for a walk. But freedom was short lived because he was picked up by a Strike Team Officer on Freetown Road. For the charge of escape, Bailey was sentenced to one year. According to police, on January sixth, at the Queen Street Police Station, Bailey was escorted from the Prosecution Branch to the bathroom. The officer on duty claims that he opened the main entry bar to get food for a prisoner and this is when Bailey got out but while he changed his plea he wouldn’t change his version of events. His firearm conviction occurred on January sixth, 2017 before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza who sentenced him to five years.  He later pleaded guilty to a burglary which took place while he was out on bail for the firearm charge. He and a partner in crime were found hiding inside a freezer of a grocery store on Central American Boulevard.  He was sentenced to seven years for burglary to run consecutively for the firearm conviction which means he is looking at twelve years for the two offenses. Today his one-year sentence was ordered by the Chief Magistrate, Sharon Fraser, to run concurrently with the twelve-year sentence.


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