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Kahlil Wilson Captured By Police As He Was Trying To Board Flight To Mainland

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police stopped wanted man Kahlil Wilson at Cyril E. King Airport on Thursday before he could board a flight to the U.S. mainland.

Wilson, 27, of St. Croix is a person of interest in the murder of 34-year-old Joseph Brow at Coconut Nightclub in Mount Pleasant on January 1.

On Thursday, Wilson aka “Jahlil James” was detained on St. Thomas pursuant to a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) warrant, police said.

Wilson is charged with accessory after the fact of a murder, according to the VIPD. His bail was originally $25,000.00, but after he was advised of his rights, his bail was increased to $50,000.00.

He is currently being held at the Alexander Farrelly Correctional Facility in St. Thomas.

Jahkim Santiago, 27, is still at large and the VIPD said it is a crime for anyone to harbor him while he is wanted by police. 

He is also wanted for questioning in the murder of Brow. 

The Criminal Investigation Bureau is asking anyone with information to please call the CIB at 340 778 2211 , Crime Stoppers VI 1800 222 8477 or 911.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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


  1. Rico
    January 13, 2019 at 1:32 AM — Reply

    V.I. PD on the job!

  2. Rico
    January 13, 2019 at 1:34 AM — Reply

    V.I. PD makin’ progress!

  3. afterwhilecrocodile
    January 14, 2019 at 12:26 PM — Reply

    How was Kahlil Wilson able to leave Saint Croix to Saint Thomas undetected???

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