Nineteen-year-old Khori Prince had escaped police a second time after he was recaptured on January 30, the court has been told.
And while his second reported escape was short-lived, the court heard that the accused man had damaged a pair of handcuffs to free himself.
Prince is now charged with two counts of escaping lawful custody and criminal damage.
He was not made to plead when he appeared before Magistrate Jack Husbands on Tuesday, February 5.
The court heard that about 4:39 pm on January 18, police officers were returning Prince to his holding cell at the Road Town Police Station.
He was in custody as a person of interest in the December 2018 burglary of Mi Amor Jewelers, where an estimated $800,000 worth of jewellery was stolen.
While being escorted to his cell, Prince allegedly pushed one of two police officers that was present and sprinted towards the station’s back entrance in an attempt to flee.
The court heard that the officers then gave chase and one officer discharged his taser gun twice to disable Prince.
However, both attempts were futile, and Prince reportedly made good on his escape through the Roy Hill area. A search party was deployed, but the teen had vanished, the court heard.
He was recaptured nearly two weeks later on January 30 during a police operation in Greenland, East End.
It is alleged that on the same day, Prince was taken from the police station as he was needed in relation to the ongoing investigation into the Mi Amor burglary.
During that time, Prince allegedly damaged his handcuffs to free himself then fled to nearby bushes. However, police recaptured him for a second time soon after.
In court, The Crown objected to bail for Prince on the basis that the accused man is likely to flee.
Magistrate Husbands upheld the Crown’s objection and ordered Prince remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison until the conclusion of his case.
His matter was adjourned to February 18.
Attorney Reynella Rawlins represents Prince.