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POLICE: St. Croix’s Dequan Forde, In Prison, Arrested For June 2018 Home Invasion

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who was arrested in a gunpoint robbery and for allegedly bringing drugs on an airline last year — has been arrested again this year.

A concerned citizen told police that he was robbed and assaulted by several men who entered his home without permission on June 1, 2018.

After an intensive police investigation, Dequan Forde, 21, was identified as one of the individuals who committed the robbery, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) arrested Forde at 2:01 p.m. Friday and charged him with first-degree robbery, first-degree robbery-home invasion, second-degree robbery-home invasion, first-degree assault and second-degree assault, according to the VIPD.

Forde was already in the custody of the Bureau of Corrections (Golden Grove ) and was returned to BOC pending an advice-of-rights hearings.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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