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Brief: Warrant Issued for Suspect in Machete Attack

Nov. 13, 2007 — Police have issued an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Alfred Francis Jr., AKA Albert, in charges related to a Sept. 28 attack with a machete, according to a news release issued Tuesday by police spokeswoman Monyka Johnigan.
Francis, a St. Croix resident, is wanted on charges of attempted murder in the first degree, assault in the first degree, mayhem and carrying and using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence.
Police allege that at approximately 7 p.m. Sept. 28, Francis attacked a resident of Lagoon Complex with a machete. The victim sustained significant injuries and was admitted to the hospital. The suspect has eluded police since the incident. His arrest warrant was signed by a St. Croix judge this week.
Francis is further described by police as having been born on Dec. 24, 1975, standing 5'8" and weighing 127 pounds. He has no distinguishing marks and is known to frequent the West End area.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Investigation Bureau at 712-6037.
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