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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two male minors aged 15 and 17 years old were arrested and charged with third-degree assault at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

The teenagers were involved in a fight in which the 15-year-old drew a weapon on another minor, police said. The 17-year-old is accused of aiding and abetting an assault on the minor in the incident.

No bail was set for the two teens by order of the Court. Each teen was turned over to Juvenile Services to be remanded at the Youth Rehabilitation Center in Estate Anna’s Hope on St. Croix.

No further details were available from police.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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