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USAO: St. Croix’s Rehem ‘Kimby’ Hendrickson Arrested For Loaded Gun, Marijuana In A School Zone

CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was arrested by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations special agents on charges related to allegedly having a loaded handgun in a school zone and over 2.2 pounds of marijuana.

Rahem “Kimby” Hendrickson, of St. Croix made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon on Wednesday.

Hendrickson was arrested for possession of a firearm within a school zone, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert said.

According to court documents, on February 16, 2018, a search warrant was obtained for Hendrickson’s vehicle that was located at the Dynasty Grocery Store, aka Paul’s, in Sion Farm.

The search subsequently revealed a loaded Glock .40 caliber pistol with various additional ammunition, over a kilogram of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and $2,584 in cash.

The case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel H. Huston.

Shappert said that an arrest warrant is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt.

“Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty,” she said.

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 40 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.

1 Comment

  1. April 18, 2019 at 10:06 PM — Reply

    Where is the scumbag picture?????
    I will bet he will be out in the streets with the same equipment conducting business as usual.

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