Police have stepped up their manhunt for an ex-cop who has been on the run for 10 years.

The fugitive ex lawman, 33-year old Mowanda Pryce, who is wanted for attempted murder, was deported from the United States earlier this year before being bizarrely released by local authorities.

On Tuesday night, the police issued a release calling for Pryce, who is a resident of Content district, Bog Walk in St Catherine, to turn himself over to the Inspectorate and Professional Oversight Bureau (IPROB) NCB South Tower, at 2 Oxford Road, Kingston 5 by midday Thursday, November 14.

In addition, anyone knowing his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stop at 311, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.

Members of the public are also being reminded that it is an offence to harbour persons who are wanted by the police.

Pryce is alleged to have committed the crime on July 29, 2009, before fleeing to the United States.

According to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) , Pryce was admitted to the US legally with a non-immigrant visa in August 2009, with authorization to remain in the United States until February 7, 2010 but failed to depart the United States as required.

ICE said that, in August 2015, Interpol issued a Red Notice for Pryce, “for crimes committed while he was a police constable in Jamaica”. In August 2017, its Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) advised that Pryce may be living in the New York City metropolitan area.

On November 22, 2017, Pryce was arrested in the Bronx, New York and in September 2018, he was ordered removed by an immigration judge.

On March 12, 2019, an appeal of that decision to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) was dismissed, paving the way for his removal to Jamaica.

He was deported to Jamaica in April 2019 but, in a weird twist, later released by local authorities.


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