By Stanford Conway
The Federation’s security forces have launched a nation-wide hunt for a convict who escaped from the prison farm in Nevis last Saturday.
According to police reports, Anderson “Andy” Hendricks of Farm Site, Sandy Point, ran away from the prison farm between 4 and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 12.
Hendricks was discovered missing when officers of Her Majesty’s Prison conducted the normal body count of inmates after a day’s work on the farm.
Reports state that a large party was deployed within the prison farm and its surrounding areas but was unsuccessful in its search for the escapee.
The Observer learned that Hendricks was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment for housebreaking and larceny and had only served one month prior to his escape.
Hendricks is described as dark complexioned, five feet six inches tall, bow-legged and walks with a slight limp, sports a close-cropped hairstyle and weighs approximately 170 pounds.
Reports also state that he is a repeated offender and has served some 30 years of his life in the penitentiary.
The authorities are requesting that anyone with information which may lead to the capture of Anderson “Andy” Hendricks is kindly asked to notify the nearest police station or call the Crime Hotline “707” or the CID at 465-2241 extensions 220/230/231 or telephone numbers 466-8351.
Meanwhile, police apprehended wanted man Philmore “Kiddy” Seaton last Monday evening.
Head of the Central Investigation Department (CID) Acting Superintendent Sidwin Browne said Seaton was apprehended and taken into custody around 8:10 p.m. on Monday, November 14.
Seaton, 26, of Millionaire Street and Laguerite, was suspected of committing a burglary on Saturday, October 22 and a warrant was issued for his arrest.