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FUGITIVE CAUGHT BY VIPD! Diligent Police Work Nets Wanted Accused Murderer Isaiah Rodgers … Who Was Hiding In Florida

WANTED FOR MURDER: Isaiah D. Rodgers

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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.)

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 50 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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