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Man Arrested For Pouring Oil On Police Officer In St. Croix

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Mug Shot - Hector Torres

Mug Shot - Egbert Jeremiah

Mug Shot - Jose Rivera

Mug Shot - K'Shawn Hughes

FREDERIKSTED – The Virgin Islands Police Department announced that five arrests had taken place between Saturday and Monday on St. Croix, according to VIPD spokesman Kevin Jackson.

The following are those arrested, Jackson said:

*On Saturday July 25, Raynard Taheem Knight, 27, of no fixed address, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault-domestic violence after he punched a woman in the face causing visible injuries, brandished a Taser and attempted to Tase the woman as well. Knight was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

*On Sunday July 26, Hector C. Torres, 23, of the Good Hope Town Houses was arrested and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence in connection with an incident where he strangled a woman. Torres was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights Hearing.

*On Monday July 27, 2015 – Egbert Jeremiah, 61, of Estate Grove Place was arrested and charged with destruction of property-domestic violence in connection with an incident where he destroyed several items in the home of a woman. Jeremiah was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

*On Monday July 27, Jose A. Rivera, 32, of Estate Campo Rico was arrested and charged destruction of property at 8:10 p.m., after he poured automobile oil onto an officer’s uniform while at the Police Station. Rivera was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

*On Monday July 27, K’Shawn Hughes, 18, of Estate Peter’s Rest was arrested and charged with third-degree assault after he entered a commercial establishment and hurled a rock at an employee, causing visible injury to him, in the presence of others. Bail for Hughes was set at $25,000.00. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

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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 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.

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