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34-Year-Old St. Croix Man Arrested On Illegal Gun Possession Charge

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     ARRESTED: Roy J. Degale

CHRISTIANSTED – A 34-year-old St. Croix man was arrested on illegal gun possession charges early this morning, according to police.

Roy J. Degale of Little Princess was arrested at 5:34 a.m. Saturday and charged with possession of an unauthorized firearm, police said.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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