Three days on run cost prisoner extra year in prison
From the Courts
December 20, 2013
Three days on run cost prisoner extra year in prison

The three days Colly Lowman spent on the run after escaping prison, cost him an extra year in prison.{{more}}

He will now serve 16 years instead of the 15-year sentence he is already serving.

Chief Magistrate Sonya Young, on Tuesday at the Serious Offences Court, handed down the sentence to Lowman, a 41-year-old farmer, who escaped lawful police custody on December 6 at the Belle Isle Correctional Facility.

Lowman, a New Chapmans, Georgetown resident escaped police custody while working on the prison’s farm at Belle Isle. While on the farm, Lowman asked to use the washroom. After checks were made, it was discovered that Lowman was nowhere to be found.

He was escorted from Georgetown to the Central Police Station in Kingstown on Monday, December 9 by attorney Grant Connell and two police officers.

Lowman is serving a 15-year sentence for robbery and wounding with intent.

His sentence will run consecutive to the 15-year sentence.