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LEARN 2 DRIVE! 2 Bumbling Criminals Undo Themselves After Flipping Car Over With Illegal Weapons Inside

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Alert police noticed an overturned vehicle on St. Thomas’ East End and tried to help the occupants safely out of their car late Wednesday night.

When police did, they noticed that the two St. Thomas men had a handgun and rifle in the incapacitated vehicle — and were quickly arrested by officers with the Special Operations Bureau (SOB).

Rasoromeo Archibald, 39. of Bovoni Apartments and Tyler Lamarrie, 30, of Estate Bovoni, were arrested about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

VIPD mugshot of Rasoromeo Archibald, 39. of Estate Bovoni Apartments in St. Thomas

Officers on patrol on Emile Milo Francis Memorial Drive near Sapphire Beach Condominium Resort rendered assistance to two men in an overturned vehicle, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

“While assisting the occupants of the vehicle, officers observed a rifle and a handgun,” Derima said.

Archibald and Lamarrie are not licensed to possess firearms in the Virgin Islands and were arrested as a result of having those weapons, according to Derima.

Tyler Lamarrie, 30, of Estate Bovoni in St. Thomas

Bail for Archibald and Lamarrie was set at $50,000 each. Unable to post bail, they were each remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending advice-of-rights hearings

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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