Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 21st 2013 Contents tences, accompanied by orders allegedly
filed by Judge Belvin Perry within the last
couple of months. The orders granted a
They soon discovered Walker s paper-
work also was falsified, and a manhunt
was launched for both men.
At this point, Jenkins had been free for
more than two weeks. Walker had been
out for a week. Had Pugh s family not
contacted prosecutors, it s not clear how
long their release may have gone unno-
The men weren t planning on staying
in Panama City Beach very long, he said.
Someone from Atlanta was coming to
pick them up and take them somewhere
else, Bailey said.
In light of the falsified documents, the
Corrections Department changed the way
it verifies early releases and prison officials
will now verify with judges---not just court
clerks---before releasing prisoners early.
Pearson said he was shocked to learn
earlier this week that his nephew was not
supposed to be out of prison. He said it
took him a day or two to process events.
On Saturday he heard about the cap-
tures while watching TV. After a law
enforcement agent called his home unex-
pectedly and let Jenkins talk to his wife.
"We have a great sense of relief because
we did not know how this would end up."
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, October 21, 2013
BERGER PAINTS TRINIDAD LTD.
UNAUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2013.
The unaudited results of the company for the three months ended September 30, 2013, with comparative
figures for the corresponding period of the previous year and the audited figures for the financial year ended
March 31, 2013 are shown below. INCOME STATEMENT
6 months to 6 months to 12 months to
Profit/(Loss) from Operations
Profit/(Loss) before Taxation
Profit/(Loss) for the period
Earnings per share for profit attributable to the
equity holders of the Company
(expressed in $ per share)
6 months to 6 months to 12 months to
Property, plant & equipment4,839
Retirement Benefit Assets
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Capital and Reserves
Finance Lease obligations
Current portion of finance lease obligations
TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Berger Paints Trinidad Limited has improved its financial position for the six months ended September 2013
over the same period last year despite the challenges that we are confronted with but we are determined to
grow year on year. In this regard, we continue to focus on our Customers' needs and we have reformulated
our products to give you the same quality with reduced volatile organic compounds which has resulted in a
lower odour paint as well as a healthier environment. Berger has also increased our product offering to
ensure that we cater to everyone's needs.
John P. Andrews.
PANAMA CITY BEACH---With two
convicted killers back in police cus-
tody, authorities have shifted atten-
tion to finding out who made the
phony court documents that led to
the mistaken inmate releases that
rocked Florida s judicial system.
Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker,
both 34, were captured Saturday
night without incident at the
Coconut Grove Motor Inn in Panama
City Beach, a tourist area of putt-
putt courses and go-kart tracks.
Hours earlier, their families had held
a news conference in Orlando---300
miles (480 kilometers) away---urging
them to surrender.
"While the manhunt is over, there
is still a lot that we do not know. I
can tell you, there will be more
arrests," Florida Department of Law
Enforcement Commissioner Gerald
Baily told a news conference Sunday.
Bailey said authorities will be inter-
viewing the two prisoners all day.
"We will be backtracking to those
who helped carry out this fraud and
along the way we will be looking
closely at anyone who may have
helped harbor these fugitives."
A woman who answered the
phone at the motel said she saw
police coming and they went into
room 227. After authorities left, the
parking lot of the two-story motel
was mostly empty. Bailey said the
men had been in the area for two
The two prisoners had not been
traveling together, but hooked up
once word of the forgeries became
public and traveled from Orlando to
Panama City, said Frank Chiumento,
chief of the US Marshals Service for
Florida and the Caribbean.
Chiumento told The Associated
Press yesterday that Joseph Jenkins
and Charles Walker knew their time
on the run was limited once their
ruse had been uncovered. They were
under surveillance for about two and
a half days, and the men were sur-
prised when authorities finally
knocked on their motel door.
Both appeared briefly in court yes-
terday on the escape charges. They
were both being held without bond,
and were scheduled to make another
Jenkins has a court-appointed
lawyer, but Charles Walker declined
to fill out the application to get a
Bailey said authorities were able
to track down the men through inter-
views with people who visited them
at the prison, called them there or
made deposits into their canteen
account. Those people included rel-
atives, ex-girlfriends and others, he
Jenkins and Walker were both
serving life sentences at the Franklin
Correctional Facility in Florida s
northwestern Panhandle before they
walked free without anyone realising
the paperwork, complete with case
numbers and a judge s forged sig-
nature, was bogus. The documents
seemingly reduced their life sentences
to 15 years.
Jenkins was released first on Sep-
tember 27. His uncle and father fig-
ure, Henry Pearson, said when prison
officials called him in Orlando he
jumped in the car with fresh clothes
for Jenkins and picked him up from
He drove him to see his mother
and grandmother. Jenkins hung
around Pearson s home for some days
and registered as a felon September
30 at an Orlando jail, as he was
required to do by law. He filled out
paperwork, had his photograph taken
and his fingerprints were checked
against a database to make sure he
didn t have any outstanding warrants
for his arrest.
The Orange County jail official
who interacted with him had no idea
he was supposed to be locked up,
Sheriff Jerry Demings said.
Pearson planned a birthday party
for Jenkins on October 1, but he did
not show. Pearson thought little of
it because Jenkins had friends in the
area, and after all, he had been locked
up since the 1998 killing and botched
robbery of Roscoe Pugh, an Orlando
About a week later, on October 8,
Walker was let out of the same prison
when similar legitimate-looking doc-
uments duped prison officials. His
mother, Lillie Danzy, said the family
thought their prayers had been
answered when she got a call saying
her son was being released. She called
prison officials back to make sure it
was actually happening.
There wasn t time to pick him up,
so prison officials took him to a bus
station, gave him a ticket---as they
would any other ex-inmate---and
sent him along.
Walker had been in prison since
his conviction of second-degree mur-
der in the 1999 Orange County slay-
ing of 23-year-old Cedric Slater. Like
Jenkins, he registered at the Orange
County jail three days after his release
without raising any alarms.
He knocked around town and
went to church last Sunday. But at
some point, he and Jenkins went
On Tuesday, one of Pugh s relatives
contacted the state attorney s office
to let them know Jenkins had been
let out. Pugh s family had been noti-
fied by mail, which is typical for fam-
ilies of violent crime victims.
Prosecutors reviewed Jenkins case
file and quickly discovered the forged
paperwork, including motions from
prosecutors to correct "illegal" sen-
Two Florida inmates mistakenly
released back in police custody
Two inmates mistakenly released with phony documents are back in police custody, search continues for who
created the documents.
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