Residents of St. Lucia and the French islands can now breathe some sigh of relief as one of the dangerous prisoners who escaped from a Guadeloupe prison is back behind bars.
According to media reports from the French neighbouring island, 31-year-old St. Lucian national Regan Henry, also known as ‘Zero’ and ‘Paul Henry’, considered the most fearsome of the two escapees, was arrested late Tuesday afternoon, August 29.
He was reportedly found hiding in the forest of Sainte-Rose and Deshaies.
Police are still hunting for the other fugitive, Orvel Peters, a 32-year-old native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Both men escaped from the Fond Sarail prison in Baie-Mahault between Monday night, July 17, 2017 and early Tuesday morning (4 a.m.), July 18, 2017 by forcing the bars of their cells before escaping above the barbed wire of the main entrance.
French authorities had described the men as “dangerous” and cautioned the public not to approach them.
Reports are that both men were sentenced in 2016 by the Court of Assizes of Fort-de-France in Martinique.
The Vincentian was sentenced to 12 years in prison with a six-year security for armed violence, sexual assault, and rebellion on the depositary of the police force.
The St. Lucian, meanwhile, was tried for extortion and murder with the cutlass, which occurred at the marina of the Marin in Martinique. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. Like the Vincentian, he has appealed his case.