Police, soldiers hunt for escapee
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
These two men were seen throwing blows at each other on West Queen Street in Kingston last Wednesday.