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GOLDEN GROVE ESCAPEES TURN THEMSELVES IN

Jan. 11, 2002 – The two inmates who escaped from the Golden Grove jail on Wednesday night turned themselves in to police less than 24 hours later.
Jeffrey Dawkins, 34, and Chayanne Santiago, 19, were back in custody Thursday night after Santiago arranged for their surrender to a police officer he knew in the Harvey housing community.
The surrender ended a day-long manhunt on St. Croix by Corrections Bureau officers, police, court marshals and agents with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area team.
The two men are expected to be charged with escape from custody. Both were awaiting trial at Golden Grove on charges of first-degree robbery and firearms violations.
Attorney General Iver Stridiron had said his office might seek to prosecute the men as habitual offenders, which could add 10 years onto their sentences if they are convicted of the charges they face. He also had said he might send the two to the Wallens Ridge supermaximum-security prison in Virginia, where up to 20 of the territory's most hardened criminals are housed under contract.
This was the second escape from Golden Grove for Dawkins, who first got away in November, only to be picked up less than a day later.
There was no indication from authorities Friday as to why the two prisoners turned themselves back in less than a day after making their getaway.

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Jan. 11, 2002 - The two inmates who escaped from the Golden Grove jail on Wednesday night turned themselves in to police less than 24 hours later.
Jeffrey Dawkins, 34, and Chayanne Santiago, 19, were back in custody Thursday night after Santiago arranged for their surrender to a police officer he knew in the Harvey housing community.
The surrender ended a day-long manhunt on St. Croix by Corrections Bureau officers, police, court marshals and agents with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area team.
The two men are expected to be charged with escape from custody. Both were awaiting trial at Golden Grove on charges of first-degree robbery and firearms violations.
Attorney General Iver Stridiron had said his office might seek to prosecute the men as habitual offenders, which could add 10 years onto their sentences if they are convicted of the charges they face. He also had said he might send the two to the Wallens Ridge supermaximum-security prison in Virginia, where up to 20 of the territory's most hardened criminals are housed under contract.
This was the second escape from Golden Grove for Dawkins, who first got away in November, only to be picked up less than a day later.
There was no indication from authorities Friday as to why the two prisoners turned themselves back in less than a day after making their getaway.