Po­lice, sol­diers hunt for es­capee

The Star (Jamaica) - - FRONT PAGE - SHAN­ICE WAT­SON STAR Writer

Up to late last night, the St Mary po­lice and a team from the Ja­maica De­fence Force were on a mas­sive man­hunt for an ac­cused mur­derer, who es­caped from hos­pi­tal while un­der po­lice guard yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

The es­capee, Dwight Henry, 25, of Went­worth, St Mary, re­port­edly com­plained of hav­ing a med­i­cal con­di­tion and was taken to the Port Maria Hos­pi­tal where he made his es­cape, Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice Dwight Pow­ell told THE STAR.

AMER­I­CAN MIS­SION­AR­IES

Henry is one of two men charged with the mur­der of two Amer­i­can mis­sion­ar­ies – Randy Hentzel, 40, and Harold Ni­chols, 53 – who were found dead in Al­bion Moun­tain, St Mary, last April. The other ac­cused An­dré Thomas re­mains in cus­tody.

Pow­ell was tight-lipped on the de­tails of how the in­mate man­aged to es­cape. But when asked if he is con­sid­ered dan­ger­ous, he said, “Not at this point, but we’re not rul­ing any­thing out.”

Pro­moter Kevin ‘Bad Xsam­ple’ Simp­son said he wants to apol­o­gise to pa­trons at his re­cently held event, dubbed ‘Adult Swim: The Ul­ti­mate Erotic Party’, for an un­for­tu­nate or­deal which might have left some at­ten­dants dis­ap­pointed.

He ex­plained that on the night of the De­cem­ber 26 event, which promised crazy sex acts, a group of about 20 men, that he de­scribed as thugs, en­tered the New Kingston venue and be­gan hurl­ing threats and i nsults at some male strip­pers, caus­ing them to aban­don their per­for­mance.

“I was over-oc­cu­pied, so I didn’t get to stand up and watch fully wah a gwaan, but me see them [male strip­pers] per­for­mance cut short,” Bad Xsam­ple said, while ex­plain­ing that the per­for­mance only lasted for about 30 min­utes, as op­posed to the sched­uled hour.

GET THREATS

“Me need fi make the fans know it wasn’t my fault,” Bad Xsam­ple said. “Af­ter the man them come in, the male strip­pers a com­plain to me say when them did a per­form, them did a get threats from the same man them.”

He said he could not con­vince the male dancers to go on stage af­ter the or­deal.

Kly­maxxx, one of the male ex­otic dancers who at­tended the event, said he was too afraid to con­tinue per­form­ing.

“The man dem at the party say that them nuh want no male strip­pers, so I couldn’t get to per­form that night. Them claim to say we are ‘fish’ [ho­mo­sex­u­als], and all of that is based on how we try to look en­ter­tain­ing to the ladies with our cos­tume and we style,” Kly­maxxx ex­plained.

SHIRT­LESS

“I was wear­ing a pur­ple cos­tume. It was a tights ma­te­rial, from my things to my foot, and it has cords in it. I was shirt­less, and I had on a cape. Some guys had a prob­lem say­ing th­ese men are freaky boys,” the erotic dancer added.

Though the event did not progress as planned, Bad Xsam­ple said it even­tu­ally turned out well as the male dancers con­tin­ued to en­gage in off-stage games with in­ter­ested fe­male pa­trons.

“At the end of the event, a lot of peo­ple were say­ing the show promised more than it give. But it was just a se­ries of things that were out of my con­trol. I want the word to spread that it wasn’t re­ally my fault” Bad Xsam­ple said.

He added that at the next stag­ing of Adult Swim, there will be tighter se­cu­rity to en­sure that there are no dis­rup­tions.

JER­MAINE BARNABY

Th­ese two men were seen throw­ing blows at each other on West Queen Street in Kingston last Wed­nes­day.

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