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Police-military operation underway in St Mary to recapture suspect in US missionaries murders

Published:Thursday | January 5, 2017 | 1:14 PM
WANTED: Dwight Henry otherwise called ‘Dougie’ and ‘Chino’ of Wentworth, St Mary, has been on the run since yesterday afternoon after escaping police custody at a hospital.

A joint police-military operation is on in St Mary to recapture Dwight Henry, a suspect in the murders of two American missionaries in the parish last year April.

Henry, otherwise called ‘Dougie’ and ‘Chino’ of Wentworth, St Mary, has been on the run since yesterday afternoon after escaping police custody at a hospital.

The Jamaica Constabulary Force Communications Officer, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay told The Gleaner Power 106 News Centre this morning that additional resources have been deployed to the parish to recapture the 25 year old man.

 

Jamaica Constabulary Force Communications Officer, Superintendent Stephanie Lindsey

The police reported that Henry, who was being held at the Oracabessa Police Station, complained about feeling ill and was taken to the Port Maria Hospital where he escaped.

Henry was charged with murder and illegal possession of a firearm in June last year.

His co-accused, Andre Thomas, was also charged by the police in June 2016 in relation to the murders of the missionaries.

Forty-eight-year-old Randy Hentzel was found dead in Wentworth district in St Mary on Saturday, April 30, and his missionary colleague 53-year-old Harold Nichols was found dead the following day.