Person of Interest in Cockpit Homicides Arrested at JFL After Being Stabbed in Face

Detectives from the V.I. Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau on Saturday arrested a man who was being treated for injuries.

Police said the man, identified as 24-year-old Malachi Benjamin, was wanted on a warrant on charges unrelated to his injuries. The police report did not explain what the warrant accused Stevens of. But VIPD has previously named Benjamin a “person of interest” in the February, 2018 double homicide at the Cockpit Coliseum in Estate Glynn. The Cockpit is a cock fighting arena. The main suspect, Ivan James, was arrested in Puerto Rico in April, 2018.

According to the VIPD, at 8:16 p.m. Saturday the 911 emergency call center dispatched officers from the Ancilmo Marshall Command the Gov. Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital where a man was being treated for a stab wound.

The stabbing victim was identified as Benjamin. Detectives said he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries to his face. Upon his discharge from the emergency room Benjamin was placed under arrest, based on an arrest warrant on an unrelated matter.

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No bail was set as per the arrest warrant. Benjamin was remanded to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility.

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