Man denies harbouring fugitive – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password

Man denies harbouring fugitive

A Devonshire man has pleaded not guilty to harbouring fugitive Howard Ascento.

Ryan Spencer appeared at Magistrates' Court this morning, when Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo set a summary trial date of October 28.

Mr Spencer was bailed in the amount of $5,000 with one surety.

Police arrested two people yesterday afternoon in connection with the disappearance of Ascento, who escaped custody on September 6 after being given a jail sentence at Magistrates' Court for traffic offences.

A police spokesman said: “At 2.45pm on Monday, September 23, the joint team of officers from the Department of Corrections and Bermuda Police Service were on patrol looking for fugitive Howard Ascento in the area of Upland Lane in Devonshire.

“As police approached a residence, the suspect made good his escape in the surrounding area. As a result, a 26-year-old male and a 28-year-old female were arrested for harbouring a fugitive and a court appearance is expected in the near future.

“It is clear that members of the public have been aiding and abetting Mr Ascento and anyone found doing so will be arrested and put before the courts.”

Police are asking the public to report any sightings of Ascento on 295-0011.

Howard Ascento

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published September 24, 2013 at 12:28 pm (Updated September 25, 2013 at 12:39 am)

Man denies harbouring fugitive

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon