FUGITIVE CAUGHT BY VIPD! Diligent Police Work Nets Wanted Accused Murderer Isaiah Rodgers … Who Was Hiding In Florida
WANTED FOR MURDER: Isaiah D. Rodgers
FREDERIKSTED — On January 18, 2017 Isaiah D. Rodgers, 28, was brought back to the territory on a warrant for his arrest.
Rodgers is wanted for Murder in the First Degree, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).
On March 11, 2016 Rodgers went to the victim’s house called him outside and fatally shooting the victim. This incident took place in Castle Coakley area in the vicinity of Thomas Bakery, the VIPD said.
VIPD Investigators were able to locate Rodgers in Sanford Florida, secured a warrant ; made contact with The Sanford Police Department , and he was detained .No Bail has been set for Isaiah D. Rodgers , pending advise of rights hearing .
“Some of these arrests are made possible by the community’s willingness to share facts with the investigators,” the VIPD said.
The VIPD said that it “will continue to do its part rounding up criminals off the streets. Call the VIPD at (340) 778- 2211 on St. Croix (340) 774-2211 on St. Thomas, Crimestoppers VI at 1-800-222-TIPS or 911.
ON TOP OF HIS GAME: Police Commissioner Delroy Richards Sr. is broadening the reach of the VIPD to seek out violent offenders who abscond to the U.S. mainland seeking sanctuary after committing atrocious crimes here — showing them that in fact violent crime does NOT pay in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Gov. Kenneth Mapp chief executive.)