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NEW POLICE ACTION IN TWO 1999 MURDER CASES

In action Thursday relating to two 1999 murder cases on St. Thomas, police arrested two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in last year's Carnival Village and obtained an arrest warrant for a fourth suspect in the stabbing death of a gypsy cab driver in the Bolongo Bay area.
Major Crime Unit detectives arrested Alvin Charles, 20, of Estate Tutu on Thursday morning and charged him with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, principal to first-degree assault, unauthorized possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment. And they arrested Khali Ubiles, also 20, and charged him with murder, weapons possession, assault, reckless endangerment and principal to first degree assault.
Bail was set at $500,000 for both men.
In the Carnival incident Ferlin Harris was killed and two other men, Eustace John and Lianares Warrell, were injured. Harris was shot in the village and while John and Warrell ran from the village toward the head of Norre Gade, shots were fired at them.
Police officials said Thursday that an arrest warrant has been issued for a third suspect in the case.
In an unrelated development, Major Crime Unit investigators obtained an arrest warrant Thursday for a fourth suspect in the stabbing death of Duvalier Basquin in the Bolongo Bay area last Nov. 4. Basquin, a gypsy cab driver, was fatally stabbed after picking up a fare from the Rothschild Francis "Market" Square area.
Police Chief Jose Garcia said investigations continue in both cases.

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In action Thursday relating to two 1999 murder cases on St. Thomas, police arrested two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in last year's Carnival Village and obtained an arrest warrant for a fourth suspect in the stabbing death of a gypsy cab driver in the Bolongo Bay area.
Major Crime Unit detectives arrested Alvin Charles, 20, of Estate Tutu on Thursday morning and charged him with first-degree murder, first-degree assault, principal to first-degree assault, unauthorized possession of a firearm and reckless endangerment. And they arrested Khali Ubiles, also 20, and charged him with murder, weapons possession, assault, reckless endangerment and principal to first degree assault.
Bail was set at $500,000 for both men.
In the Carnival incident Ferlin Harris was killed and two other men, Eustace John and Lianares Warrell, were injured. Harris was shot in the village and while John and Warrell ran from the village toward the head of Norre Gade, shots were fired at them.
Police officials said Thursday that an arrest warrant has been issued for a third suspect in the case.
In an unrelated development, Major Crime Unit investigators obtained an arrest warrant Thursday for a fourth suspect in the stabbing death of Duvalier Basquin in the Bolongo Bay area last Nov. 4. Basquin, a gypsy cab driver, was fatally stabbed after picking up a fare from the Rothschild Francis "Market" Square area.
Police Chief Jose Garcia said investigations continue in both cases.