Delanno Hodge Sr Pinched For Allegedly Setting Two Cars On Fire In St. Thomas
ARRESTED: Delanno Hodge, Sr.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 42-year-old St. Thomas man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to two vehicles downtown.
On Tuesday, police were dispatched to the Contant area with a report that two vehicles that were on fire.
Upon arrival to the scene, officers made contact with the two vehicles that were fully consumed in flames.
Units from the Hotel Company fire station were present on the scene along with the Fire Marshall and Fire Investigator.
The fire was extinguished by Virgin Islands Fire Services (VIFS) and the act that caused the fire was deemed to be arson by investigators on the scene.
During the investigation, video surveillance footage was obtained which resulted in the arrest of 42 year-old Delanno Hodge Sr. for second-degree arson.
No bail was set for Hodge as per the V.I. Code. He was turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing scheduled for today.