Jamaica police have captured a Jamaican national who escaped from Saint Lucia in October, 2020, while in custody on a murder charge.
A senior police official told St Lucia Times that the wanted man is Orville Pernelle whom law enforcement officials had described as a ‘dangerous’ fugitive after he escaped from the Babonneau police station.
According to a police statement at the time, Pernelle was in a cell with 4 other prisoners and was able to saw the bars of the cell and make his escape.
Then Police Superintendent George Nicholas had told reporters that he could not confirm what device was used to saw the bars.
However Nicholas disclosed at the time that a senior officer was spearheading an internal investigation into the matter.
Pernelle had been charged for the murder of Cleus Alfred of Ravine Macock at Trouya on August 25, 2020.
Alfred’s body was discovered in a pool of blood on the road at Trouya after residents reported hearing the sound of gunshots .
Jamaica police captured Pernelle on Sunday morning.
Saint Lucia police have confirmed that their counterparts in Jamaica have made contact with local law enforcement who are awaiting Pernelle’s extradition.