Ayalin a high-risk suspect - warden

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

FORMER Silay City village chief Noel Ayalin is considered as high-risk suspect by the Metro Bacolod District Jail (MBDJ) and detains him at the Special Intensive Care Area (Sica) inside the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) compound in Barangay Taculing.

Chief Inspector Larry Fuentes, warden of MBDJ, said on Tuesday the Sica caters to suspects considered as high-risk.

Around 5 p.m. Monday, they received the commitment order of Ayalin signed by Judge Felipe Banzon of the Regional Trial Court Branch 69 in Silay City.


Fuentes said they also checked the physical and health condition of Ayalin before placing him inside the MBDJ detention area.

He was placed inside the conjugal area with other inmates.

Ayalin, who once served as barangay chairman of Kapitan Ramon, Silay City, is facing four counts of direct assault with murder with no bail, three counts of qualified direct assault with frustrated murder with P200,000 bail each, and two counts of attempted homicide with P12, 000 bail each.

Listed as Western Visayas’ most wanted criminal, he was arrested on May 17 at Purok 2, Barangay Palanginan, Iba, Zambales. He became a fugitive for more than three years after he killed in a shooting spree four village officials, and injured four others.

“He is a high-risk suspect because of the nature of his case,” Fuentes said.

In the intensive care area where Ayalin is detained, the security level is still the same, but in Negros Occidental, only the MBDJ has this area that could cater to high-risk inmates who heinous crimes like murder.

Fuentes said they will not allow the family of Ayalin’s victims to visit him to avoid any untoward incidents. He also reminded the visitors of Ayalin to follow the visiting hours and procedures inside the MBDJ.

The arraignment of Ayalin will be held on May 26, 8:30 a.m., at the RTC Branch 69 in Silay City, and he will be escorted by MBDJ personnel.

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 21, 2014.

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