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VIPD: Accused 2X Woman-Beater Freed On Paltry $1,000 Bail By Superior Court

FREDERIKSTED — A woman who tried to stop a St. Croix man from beating another woman — was beaten for her trouble.

And a male judge on Superior Court of the Virgin Islands said to the man who allegedly beat the two women: “You are free to go!”

Horace Magras Jr., 37, turned himself in to police without incident after the VIPD issued a wanted poster on him July 4. Magras is charged with simple assault and batter-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said today.

VIPD mug shot of Horace Magras, Jr.

On June 29, 2019, at 7:40 p.m., a female reported that she was involved in a physical altercation with Mr. Horace  Magras, Jr. and that they were separated by another female who was then assaulted by Magras. 

“She further stated Magras then began to kick the two females,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. “On July 5, Magras turned himself into police where he was advised of his Miranda Rights, he denied assaulting the two females.”

Magras went before the Superior Court Judge Darryl Donohue for an advice-of-rights hearing “where probable cause was found for his arrest,” according to the VIPD. 

Bail for Magras was set at $1,000.00. He was released on his own recognizance after the posting of the bail.

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 50 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 Comment

  1. Antione Magras
    July 7, 2019 at 3:18 PM — Reply

    You jus a stupid white cracker that like to talk shit that you know nothing about you don’t even fucking live in the Virgin islands but always got the most to say to us all Virgin Islanders a favor and jus shut the fuck up you white racist peice of shit we

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