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St. Croix’s Jose DeJesus Perez Arrested By Police Same Day VIPD Said He Was Wanted

FREDERIKSTED — A man who was wanted by police acts of alleged domestic violence since Thursday was arrested by the Virgin Islands Police Department the same day.

Jose DeJesus Perez, 38, was contacted by police on Thursday and placed under arrest for second-degree assault and simple assault & battery–domestic violence, according to the VIPD.

No bail was set for DeJesus Perez as per the domestic violence statute. He was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

A woman who knows DeJesus Perez walked in to the Wilbur Francis Command in Frederiksted at 12:44 a.m. Thursday and said that DeJesus Perez had choked her and slammed her to the ground.

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John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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