Fugitive extradited to GCM

| 23/08/2013

(CNS): A man who escaped from the George Town Police Station while in police custody on 25 October 2009 has been extradited from Jamaica and is now at HMP Northward. Dainian Cecil Henry (32) was escorted back to Grand Cayman yesterday (Thursday 22 August)  by officers from the RCIPS and transported to prison earlier today, police said. Four years ago Henry ran from the central lock-up after giving local police officers the slip, knocking aside a woman carrying a baby who was coming into the station as he escaped. Henry, who is also wanted in connection with firearm’s offences, was found guilty in absentia in November 2009 of being concerned with the possession and intent to supply of cocaine.

The court found that while in Jamaica Henry had supplied more than 20 cocaine pellets to a witness, who had swallowed and transported them to the Cayman Islands, where he was later arrested.

Magistrate Grace Donalds explained that police had also testified during the trial and corroborated the witness's statements. The pellets were reportedly passed by the witness while he was in police custody and Donalds said the crown had proved its case against Henry, regardless of his absence.

Following his escape, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service offered a $5000 reward for information leading to his arrest or conviction on top of the Crimestoppers usual US$1000. He was wanted for possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of cocaine with intent to supply, escaping custody, attempted robbery, resisting arrest, threatening violence and giving a false name and date of birth to the police. 

In December 2012 police in Jamaica arrested Henry. According to media reports in that country, Henry was captured by members of the St Ann operational support team during an operation in the Lillyfield District, in Bamboo, St Ann.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Is this the same man named for the shooting by Shir Reynolds? Just asking as there were rumours after that incident and I think that was the named mentiomed by the public when he escaped.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What about making this Jamaican man and Mr. Steve Manderson in charge of security? We should hire them for doing such a good job on their escapes.  Further more, with their knowledge on how to break the system and get out of prison, they could teach the officers how to tighten up security to prevent this from ever happening again. 

  3. RaFael says:

    This prisoner and the three escapees have one thing in common HM Prison and RCIPS have the same people employed! need i say more? Baines's famous comment on radio was Thats just how it is, what he really means is that is how they planned it. Worried about local corruption not worried about the one that is now imported. What a bunch of SickOoooos

  4. THE THINKER: says:

    I remember when, many of our police officers came from other parts of  the caribbean! These officers came here from places like Belize and Barbados. These officers were generally well trained, and those of us who lived here back in the sixties and seventies will remember those police officers from these Islands seemed to adjust so easily to our customs and our way of living. They were not only well trained but courteous and friendly. Their way of speaking and their mannerisms were such that people felt most comfortable around them.

    My question is! Why are we not getting more officers from these other Caribbean Islands? We should diversify never have too many personnel from any "one jurisdiction" working in any particular branch of government! The reason being that it is a natural tendency for people to feel a little too comfortable in that working environment thus causing  {the big "C"}  COMPLACENCY to step in, and thus leading to someone thinking it's ok to take a twenty minute break because things are quiet, and the boss won't mind. I'm not saying that was the case in this instance. But it could have been!

    For that prisoner to get out of that facility and disappear  without a trace, begs a few questions?

    1. Why was he {the prisoner} not properly secured so that he could not have so easily exited the building. 

    2. Who was the officer in charge of the prisoner at the time of the escape and why have we not heard a"anything" about disciplinary action from his superiors.  

    These things bother us greatly because this was not a one of, but these things seem to be  happening more and more frequently. And I'd venture to say that there will be more of these types of incidents happening more often and the response will be the same. "Just hoping and waiting that someone will call saying".

    "Hey guys "WE FOUND THAT PRISONER YOU LOST" four years ago. 

    • Anonymous says:

      I totally agree with your post. I also wrote about the Bajan Police sometimes ago myself. I can remember ones such as Peter Bradshaw who was in the Brac and well loved and respected so much that as a grown man he was adopted by a certain Family. I certainly that not only in the Police Department but other Departments we have to many of one Nationality, This includes the Hospital, Prison etc, etc. Caymanians or any other try getting jobs in these Departments if you may you will find that it is easier getting to Heaven. What happens on these jobs is that Papa brings mama , Mama brings sonny, sonny brings sister, Sister brings Hussie, Hussie brings Step children and the list goes on so there is no place for no one else. We do have alot of other Caribbean people who would love to have these jobs and is very learned . The Bajans in the past trained some very good Cayman Police and we should encourage more of that. Eric please look into this you and Alden. So many Caymanians have had bad experiences of our famous Caymanian word "CURAFAVOUR" When there is a dispute between the two Nationalities and their Cop have to attend the scene. Even our Cayman Prisoners complain about it. Oh I forgot yo remind the younger Caymanians what the word CURAFAVOUR means. It simply means "TAKING SIDES" . Just imagine what will happen when we put this new law into effect by granting more Resisencies after being here for 10 yrs.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Obviously this criminal received help in getting off the island. Those people should join him in Northward.

  6. Sucka Free Cayman says:

    Just anoher useless sucka to feed and to educate or local wannbe's in jail how to full time criminals!

  7. Anonymous says:

    How was he allowed to leave Cayman, after escaping from the GT police station ?

    • Anonymous says:

      Good question anon 10:25 our borders are secure according to the top brass at RCIPS! next clue look at who is incharge of this little place and you need not wonder any further now do you.

    • Anonymous says:

      we have miles and miles of coast which he more likely escape by boat under dark. 

      • Hoping for better days says:

        "miles and miles of coast" Grand Cayman is only 24 miles long and approx. 8 miles wide at its widest point. We need to stop living in denial. Corruption exists here big time.

  8. Anonymous says:

    It is time for something to be done to curve the drug trafficking.  When they swallow drugs, they should be compelled to give the name of the perpetrator before they are assisted.  Too many have walked free and continue to traffic illegal substances.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, but  "and is now (for the moment at least) at HMP Northward" entered my mind as I read the piece! But seriously, this geezer needs 24/7 watching as he's demonstrated he's one slippery customer, for sure.

  10. The Investigator says:

    Four years and $6,000.00 later we bring this "pice of shit" back on the Island!   My question is why? This is what happens when officers, are given assignments which they are ill prepared to handle. Now it will cost us hundreds of thousands more, because now we will have pay to keep him in Northward for some years! Would it not have been better to leave him in Jamaica and dub him "persona no grata" and save us the trouble of having to worry about another escaped criminal!


    • Anonymous says:

      He should be bought to justice. Justice comes at a price. If you don't bring this guy back where do you draw the line……do we allow murderers and rapists the same opportunity……get back to Jamaica and you're home and dry. I don't think that's sensible.  'This is what happens when officers, are given assignments which they are ill prepared to handle' – please explain?!? So the officers that bought him back were ill prepared??? How? They bought him back and for the time being he is banged up in Northward. As long as the officers at HMP do their job, that is where he should stay until he's served his sentence. Then he should be sen back to Jamaica. Not pursuing criminals just because they manage to escape the island doesn't send the right message to the criminal fraternity.

      • Anonymous says:

        Living in Jamaica is worse than Northward.  Should have left him there.  Why do you think it is that the majority of Jamaican nationals live outside Jamaica?

      • Anonymous says:

        If we don't bring these people back to face their punishments it sends a message to every criminal everywhere that you can commit a crime in the Cayman Islands and if you get caught you get a free ticket home. Is that really what we want? Also, if this guy wasn't brought back to face the consequences, he could come back later on with a different identify and do much worse. Immigration needs to toughen up on who it lets into this country.

  11. big whopper says:

    Now lets catch the past president of UCCI….yea right…

  12. Straight Face says:

    What a relief to know that this fellow will at long last be locked up safe and secure at HMP Northward, never to escape again…………

  13. Anonymous says:

    Bring him 

  14. Anonymous says:

    Gee, we actually went and sought out a drug dealer and firearms convict and brought him back to a prison system that can't seem to keep drugs, firearms or escapees under control.  And just to make it more fun, we get to pay for his stay in jail whereas when he was in Jamaica he was off our hands and no disrespectto the people of Jamaica likely to run up against people who if he messed with them would ensure no jail cell needed…this has got to be one of the silliest of moves by our police so far!  Couldn't we just have prevented him from ever entering and left him where he was??? Or is that too simple?  

  15. Anonymous says:

    Get a little room with no windows.  Shackle him to chains fixed to the wall.  Leave him there on his own for a long time. 

  16. Anonymous says:

    If there isn't already, there needs to be a central criminal database shared among the Caribbean Islands.  These guys think that they can commit a crime on one island and flee to another for safe harbour.  Let's work together to put these guys behind bars.

  17. Hoping for better days says:

    Just sucks that we have to pay for his stay here at HMP. :-/

  18. Knot S Smart says:

    I think we should arrange to try more cases in absentia..

    Our prosecution team would certainly win more often if we did it that way…

  19. Anonymous says:

    Alrigh RCIP, let's see if we can stop him from "escaping" again. Please make sure that whenever he is in the custody of the RCIP it isn't the same lot that had him before!