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VIPD Is Seeking Jose DeJesus Perez Tonight In Connection With An Alleged Assault

FREDERIKSTED — Police said they need your help tonight to find a St. Croix man who is wanted for a domestic violence-related crime.

Jose DeJesus Perez. 38, is wanted for second-degree asssault-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

A woman walked in the Wilbur Francis Command in Frederiksted today and said that DeJesus Perez choked her and slammed her to the ground, according to the VIPD.

DeJesus Perez is described by police as being an Hispanic male, 6-foot, 0-inches tall, weighing about 249 pounds, with a bald head, brown eyes, facial hair, large build and a light complexion.

Police said that he is known to frequent bars in the Frederiksted town.

If you see Jose DeJesus Perez, please call CIB Domestic Violence Unit at 340-778 2211, or Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 or 911.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month according to the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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