Suspected killer of British national nabbed
by PSI Nelly Tabornal Villagarcia
Butuan City (1 October) -- The longtime search for one of the most wanted criminals in Butuan City ended when Caraga police intelligence nabbed suspect Reynante Prado, 21 years old and a resident of Purok-4, Poblacion, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur by virtue of warrant of arrest (WOA) for the crime of murder docketed under CC no. 127622 dated April 24, 2008 issued by Hon Judge Francisco F Maclang of RTC Branch 3, Hall of Justice, Libertad, Butuan City.
The arresting personnel of Regional Intelligence Unit 13 (RIU-13) were led by SPO3 Roberto S Angob under the supervision of their Chief PSUPT Samuel C Nacion together with Personnel from San Jose Municipal Police Station in Dinagat Islands province.
Reynante Prado is one among the three suspects for killing David Brash, a Baptist Church Missionary and a British National. The victim was brutally killed on the night of November 15, 2007 inside their rented room at Raagas residence, Purok-4A, Libertad, Butuan City.
Suspects then brought the lifeless body of British national somewhere in Barangay Tag-apua, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, burned and dumped into a swampy area. Days after the incident, investigators from Butuan City Police Office unearthed the victim's body and arrested Annalyn Brash, wife of the victim who was then tag as one of the suspects.
Through the unceasing surveillance of RIU-13 personnel, Reynante Prado was arrested at Barangay Jurisima, San Jose, Dinagat Islands province on August 20, 2009 at 10:30 in the morning. The suspect has a monetary reward amounting to Php 90,000.00 per DILG Memo Circular No. 2009-29 dated March 9, 2009. Suspect is now detained at Provincial jail, Barangay Libertad, Butuan City per Detention Order issued by Hon Judge Godofredo B. Abul, Jr dated August 24, 2009.
Police Regional Office 13 Regional Director Police Chief Superintendent Lino DG Calingasan commended the joint operation of RIU-13 and San Jose Municipal Police Station for a job well done which accordingly deserves to be recognized. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]