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February 28, 2014
Trinidadian ‘Cat’ Desmond Pavy escapes from Belle Isle facility

Police are on the hunt for Trinidadian Desmond Pavy, who escaped from the Belle Isle Correctional Facility last weekend.{{more}}

According to a prison official, Pavy eluded authorities some time on Saturday, February 22, and is still on the loose.

Pavy, 42, and fellow Trinidadians Jovel Esponoza and Terry Bannister were all serving nine-year sentences on drug related charges, following a high-speed boat chase between them and the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard on May 24, 2011.

During the chase the men threw bales of marijuana into the sea, but 11 of these were recovered, totalling 472 pounds.

The men were sentenced in March 2012.

The prison official said that Pavy is considered to be armed and dangerous, and that a full investigation will be conducted into his escape.

Pavy, also known as “Cat,” is described as brown in complexion, six feet tall, with a long face, round forehead and large head.

The Trinidadian is the second inmate to leave the Belle Isle facility before his time, since it became operational in April 2012.

Colly Lowman of Georgetown, who was serving time for a wounding conviction, allegedly escaped custody while on farm duties, sometime on Friday, December 6 last year.

He was escorted back to custody by lawyer Grant Connell less than a week later, and an extra year was slapped on to his three-year wounding sentence.

In November 2011, murder suspect Godwin Moses escaped from custody at Her Majesty’s Prison in Kingstown, and was shot dead by police three weeks later in the Mount Wynne area. (JJ)