Man Denies Harbouring Fugitive Howard Ascento

September 24, 2013

howard AAppearing in Magistrates Court this morning [Sept 24], Ryan Spencer of Devonshire pleaded not guilty to knowingly harbouring a fugitive from justice, namely Howard Ascento, on 23rd September 2013. The 26-year-old’s bail was set at $5,000 with one surety, and he will stand trial next month.

Howard Ascento [pictured] sprinted out of Magistrates’ Court on September 6th after being sentenced for traffic offences. He has remained at large since that time.

Yesterday a police spokesperson said, “At 2:45pm the joint team of officers from Department of Corrections and Bermuda Police were on patrol looking for fugitive Howard Ascento in the area of Upland Road in Devonshire.

“As police approached the 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 harboring a fugitive and a court appearance is expected in the near future.

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

“All sighting of Ascento should be reported to police on 295-0011,” concluded the police spokesperson.

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  1. elanor says:

    maybe they should try checking his “girlfriends” residence.

  2. Justmyopinion says:

    It would be really funny if Mr.Spencer was jailed and Mr.Ascento was still at large free as a bird!!!! Chilling, enjoying his freedom and not Mr.Spencer. The joys of having friends!!! LOL

  3. me says:

    BPS is a JOKE!! & the worthless PRISON OFFICERS!! sigh but this is where our tax paying money is going, get it together Bermuda!

    • Albert says:

      You are right because no other country has had fugitives… Funny thing is that even in huge countries like the US, fugitives will hide and live in the same very small area without being located-sometimes for years… But it’s nice that the armchair peanut gallery who probably don’t contribute much to Bermuda sit and try to score cheap points with lame comments about the BPS and Prisons.

  4. Smh says:

    Wait? So he got away again? Tisk tisk. Either BPS needs to step up their search skills or this guy is Batman.

  5. Next says:

    This guy is a moron and deserves jail time if he is found guilty. The corrections department/police are incompetent, as usual. They let him get away again? Wow!

  6. The Ombudsman makes a statement and says:

    When you ask why are you running….it makes no sense at all

  7. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    Prison Dept Officers are way too fat to catch anyone!

    MWHhhaaaaa!

  8. Black Kat says:

    What happen to the new police officers that just start????? Let them get there feet wet.

  9. swing voter says:

    I can’t believe ppl are so daft. I wont’ care if its my own son, um gonna call 911 if he shows up on my doorstep

    • I dont care says:

      did you *not* see that he *denied* harboring Howard….give him the benefit of the doubt and read the damn article before you give your 2 cents

  10. KH says:

    lets jus say ppl waitin for him up west…

  11. We all we got says:

    Ya friends n family will get you caught up…its sad

  12. Spike says:

    who cares?

  13. buzz says:

    only person on here making any sense of this is KH this guy is obviously more Afraid of going inside the walls of Prison,,then being on the Run,,