Police arrest ‘missing person’

A young woman who was reported missing more than six months ago was taken into custody by police early Thursday in Bodden Town district.

Jaesha Hendrix, who had not been seen since Oct. 23, was arrested on suspicion of “being concerned in the supply of drugs.” She remained in police custody at press time Thursday.

Police identified Ms. Hendrix as a “wanted person” whom they have been seeking for more than six months.

Ms. Hendrix was mentioned during court testimony in late December regarding a police investigation involving Alexander Adrian Ebanks, who faces charges following an police search of a George Town apartment on Oct. 22, 2015.

Recent charges against Ebanks relate to possession of cocaine, ganja and drug utensils. There is also a destruction of evidence charge relating to an incident at the George Town Police Station on Oct. 24, 2015 where Ebanks is alleged to have destroyed three audio interview compact discs, rendering them incapable of being used in evidence.

During the December court hearing, an attorney for Ebanks noted the property searched in October was an apartment where Ebanks lived with his girlfriend who was “the subject of a missing persons inquiry” at the time. A police spokesperson later confirmed that Jaesha Hendrix was the only person “missing” at the time in late October 2015 that police had concerns about.