Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Saturday signed an extradition request to the state of New York for K’moi Corraspe, who is wanted in the territory on a charge of first-degree murder.
Corraspe is the suspect in the Dec. 10 homicide of Kadeem O. John on St. Thomas.
According to a news release late Saturday from Government House, Corraspe is being held without bail in New York State after a plainclothes police detail stopped him with two females after entering a building with a clearly posted “No Trespassing” sign. After running the background check on all three individuals through their local system and the National Crime Information Center, the White Plains police arrested him on an outstanding warrant for first-degree murder.
Through the Attorney General’s Office, Mapp has presented the extradition request to the Governor of the State of New York.
This joint effort is a result of real-time reporting of crime and suspect data to the NCIC system, the Government House statement said. The Virgin Islands Police Department has continued to implement the further use of technology in both its crime prevention and apprehension efforts. NCIC is a computerized database of documented criminal justice information available to virtually every law enforcement agency nationwide 24 hour a day.