From the Courts
July 21, 2017
Vincentian, St Lucian escape from prison facility in Guadeloupe

Prisoners on the run from a facility in Guadeloupe have been identified as criminals from St Lucia and St Vincent, according to media reports.

Henry Reagan, also known as ‘Zero’ or Paul Henry, was from St Lucia. He was sentenced to life imprisonment last year for killing with a cutlass and extortion.

The Vincentian, 32-year-old Peters Orvel, was serving a 12-year sentence for a number of crimes, including armed violence and sexual assault.

The men are believed to have escaped overnight between Monday and Tuesday.

It is alleged that they removed the bars from their cell, but there has since been no explanation as to how they managed to exit the prison compound, according to French media.

Security forces have been deployed to search for the men, who have been branded “dangerous”.

Authorities have described the men as English natives, of average size and measuring between 1.70m and 1.80m in height.

The authorities believe they would try to leave the Guadeloupean territory.

Reports are that both men were sentenced in 2016 by the Court of Assizes of Fort-de-France in Martinique.

Both men have appealed their conviction.

Anyone who can provide information on these individuals is invited to contact the Gendarmerie de Guadeloupe immediately by calling 0590 99 67 10. (WIC News)