26-year-old Charged for Attempted Kidnapping Still at Large

Preston Marcellin, a resident of Cedars
Preston Marcellin

A 26-year-old man who was recently charged for a string of crimes including attempted kidnapping is still at large and police are hoping that the public will assist the Force in determining the criminal’s whereabouts.

Preston Marcellin, a resident of Cedars, Castries, who was charged for Attempted Kidnapping, Harm, Assault and Damage to Property on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, was remanded in custody. Whilst in custody, however, Marcellin attempted to commit suicide and was escorted to the OKEU Hospital for care.

Interestingly, Marcellin managed to escape from the facility, and now persons are demanding answers. Many are wondering how Marcellin escaped.

Was Marcellin assisted, and if so, who assisted him? Was a guard assigned to him? These are some of the questions that are being asked on social media.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact the nearest police station, the Criminal Investigations Department at 456-3770, or the Crime Hotline at 555 for anonymous reporting.

Police are also warning individuals about harbouring or aiding criminals. The public is reminded of Section 402 (a) of the Criminal Code of the Revised Laws of Saint Lucia which states:

(a) if the crime is punishable with death or with imprisonment for 14 years or more, to imprisonment for 7 years, on conviction on indictment;

(b) if the crime is an indictable offence other than that referred to in paragraph (a), to imprisonment for 5 years, on conviction on indictment;

(c) if the crime is a summary offence, to a fine of $1,000 on summary conviction unless the Court is of the opinion that in the circumstances there should be no conviction or punishment owing to the trivial nature of the offence or other sufficient reason.”

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