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Calquohoun Man Arrested On Florida Fugitive Warrant For Giving Child STD

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man wanted on a fugitive warrant in Florida for giving a child an STD was arrested by VIDOJ agents this morning, authorities said.

Jose Angel Garcia, 36, of Calquohoun, was arrested at 8:15 a.m. today and charged with being a fugitive from Justice in the State of Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said.

Garcia’s fugitive status was discovered when an employee of the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) entering a Permanent Restraining Order, issued against Garcia on St. Croix, into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) received a hit for an outstanding arrest warrant for Garcia in Marion County, Florida.

Garcia is wanted in Florida on charges of Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor, and Unlawful Acts – Sexually Transmitted Diseases, in violation of Florida Statutes § 384,05(2) and § 384.24(2) respectively. The Florida arrest warrant has been pending since September 26, 2017. After notification that Garcia was in the Virgin Islands, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office asked that he be held for extradition to the State of Florida.

Garcia was unarmed at the time of his arrest, and the arrest was made without incident.

AG George commended the DOJ agents for their work in the arrest of Garcia. “Our DOJ agents
play an integral role in the Dept. of Justice. They have the law enforcement authority to seek and
execute arrests and extraditions and I thank them for all the work they do to keep our community
safe,” she said.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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