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Man Arrested After Attempting to Flee from Police

October 11, 2020

ST. JOHN, USVI – On October 9 at around 5:50 p.m., police arrested Rashad A. Creque, age 24 of Contant, charging him with Illegal Discharge of a Firearm and Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm.

Rashad A. Creque

Creque is accused of discharging a firearm at an unknown person. While driving his employer’s vehicle, he led officers on a pursuit around the island of St. John. After a brief attempt to flee officers, Creque was apprehended with a firearm being found in his possession.

St. John Deputy Chief of Police Vivianne Newton praised the officers for their determination in locating and apprehending Creque. “I am happy that we were able to catch him without serious injuries to himself or our officers,” Deputy Chief Newton said.

Bail for Creque was set at $50,000, which he was not able to post. He was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advice of Rights hearing.

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