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St. Croix’s Horace Magras Jr. Wanted On Assault and Battery Charges: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — Police are looking for a St. Croix man wanted for questioning in an assault and battery case, authorities said.

Horace Magras Jr., 37, is wanted to answer charges of two counts of simple assault and battery, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Magras was described by the VIPD as being a black man with brown skin, a medium build, low haircut and brown eyes and a light complexion. He stands 6-feet, 1-inches tall and weighs about 196 pounds.

Magras is known to frequent the Catherine’s Rest and La Grande Princesse areas of St. Croix.

If you see Horace Magras Jr. you are asked to please call 911, the CIB at 340 778-2211 or the anonymous tip line Crimestoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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