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‘OLD MACDONALD:’ Had A Gun … EIEIO… And The VIPD Arrested Him On St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — It’s a children’s nursery rhyme.

But on St. Thomas — little is child’s play.

Daylin MacDonald, 36 of Nye Gade, was arrested at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and unauthorized possession of ammunition, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Police officers were advised that MacDonald was in possession of a firearm at the establishment, according to the VIPD

“MacDonald was found, was searched, and the firearm was found on his waist,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “MacDonald admitted that he did not have a license to possess the firearm, and was placed under arrest, and the firearm confiscated.”

Bail for MacDonald was set at $50,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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