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ROGUE’S GALLERY: Three St. Thomas Men Arrested On Illegal Gun Charges After Car Accident

Mugshot-112315- Lyn Fredericks Jr.
ARRESTED:Lyn Fredericks Jr.

Mugshot-112315- Tyler LaBarrie
ARRESTED: Tyler LaBarrie

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three men were arrested on illegal gun possession charges after people near Subbase complained of hearing gunfire early Sunday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Lyn Fredericks Jr., 33, of Estate Nadir, Tyler LaBarrie, 26, of Estate Bovoni, and Jonaki Hazel, 20, of Estate Nadir were arrested at 8:15 a.m. Sunday and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, the VIPD said.

According to the arrest report, about 3 a.m. Sunday the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of gunshots being fired near the Krush Night Club located in Subbase.

According to several witnesses in the area, the shots were being fired from a dark-colored vehicle that was traveling east on Veterans Drive, police said.

Shortly after, the dark-colored vehicle was involved in a car accident on Veteran’s Drive near the Petite Pump Room. Officers saw two men, standing outside the vehicle while the third man exited the vehicle and was seen throwing firearms into the bushes, according to police. The third man attempted to flee the scene of the incident in the presence of an officer.

Several shell casings were discovered in the alley between the Krush Night Club and Pueblo Supermarket of Subbase that matched the firearms found in the bushes near the vehicle with the three men, police said.

Unable to post bail in the amount of $25,000.00 each, Fredericks, LaBarrie, and Hazel were turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending Advice Rights hearings.

Mugshot-112315- Jonaki Hazel
ARRESTED:Jonaki Hazel

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

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