Jahvid Alexander and Jestus Francis, both of St. Thomas, were charged with federal and territorial offenses including conspiracy, carjacking, robbery, drug possession, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, Shappert said.
According to the information and other court documents, at about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, two female victims reported an armed carjacking. Virgin Islands Police Department officers responded, obtained a description of the car and immediately directed police units to follow the suspected stolen vehicle.
The vehicle and a blue Ford truck were seen traveling on Nadir Hill, a dead end road. Officers positioned themselves at that location and approximately 20 minutes later, the blue Ford truck was instructed by officers to pull over. The two suspects were in the truck, police said, along with stolen property from the victims, the keys belonging to the stolen car, two black masks, a loaded firearm, and other items linking the suspects to the offense. The stolen vehicle was located a short distance away.
Video surveillance of the Havensight area, from which the car was stolen, shows the blue truck minutes before the crime circling and turning into the parking lot where the victims were located.
A detention hearing for Alexander is scheduled for Monday and for Francis on Wednesday, before the Honorable Ruth Miller.
The case is being investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.