A manhunt is under way for four prisoners who escaped from the Ocho Rios Police lock-up in St. Ann this morning.
The escapees were discovered missing about 1 o'clock during a routine cell check.
They are 40-year-old Terrence Harrelal, of Claremont, St. Ann, who is charged with shooting with intent, and 42-year-old Dennis Colbourne, of Islington, St. Mary, who is charged with rape.
The other men are charged with illegal possession of a firearm.
They are 22-year-old Javar Grant of Priory, St. Ann and 30-year-old Jermaine Rodgers, of Mile End in Ocho Rios, St. Ann.
The police say preliminary investigations indicate that implements were used to cut sections of the metal gates of the cells, allowing the prisoners to escape.
Residents of Ocho Rios and surrounding communities are being urged to be on the lookout for the men.
Persons who see suspicious activities are encouraged to call the Ocho Rios Police at 876-974-2469, the police 119 numbers or Crime Stop at 311.