David Flowers aka David Dougal, 22, an accused burglar, who was on remand at the Belize Central Prison, escaped from inside the Chief Magistrate’s courtroom on Thursday morning, June 7.
But his freedom was short-lived. He was recaptured within two hours as he climbed off a bus on the Northern Highway, while attempting to make his way to Ladyville.
Policemen took him back to court the same afternoon, where the magistrate promptly sentenced him to six months in jail.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Kolbe-managed Belize Central Prison, Earl Jones, confirmed that the remanded prisoner was handed over to the police, because he had a court appearance for the beginning of his trial for burglary.
Left alone for a short time in the courtroom while the police prosecutor went to check on something, Flowers got up and calmly walked out of the courtroom and out of the building.