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Blood covered man a prime suspect in Brady Ghut murder

- He is on remand for possession of $2ML worth of cocaine, gun and ammunition
BVIslander Dijion Hodge, a 27-years-old resident of East End Tortola was reportedly taken into custody on the same day Police found Tyrone Thomas dead. Photo: Team of Reporters
Tyrone Thomas aka ‘Jarmon’. Photo: Team of Reporters
Tyrone Thomas aka ‘Jarmon’. Photo: Team of Reporters
The vehicle Thomas was allegedly driving. Photo: Team of Reporters
The vehicle Thomas was allegedly driving. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: A man who is a prime suspect in the October 22, 2018 murder and attempted murder of a male and female was today remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.

The accused, Virgin Islander Dijion Hodge, a 27-years-old resident of East End Tortola was reportedly taken into custody on the same day Police found Tyrone Thomas dead in his vehicle at Brady Ghut along with an injured female.

Hodge is facing charges for possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply another, possession of an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of explosives.

According to facts, when officers responded to the crime scene, Hodge was spotted in bushes covered in blood, a short distance from where Thomas’ dead body and the vehicle was discovered.

Suspicious activity 

Acting on Hodge’s suspicious actions at the time, Investigating Officers attempted to execute a search of his home but as he continued to act suspiciously and refused to grant permission for the search, they secured an official warrant.

It was at that time the Officers conducted the search, discovering a large quantity (over $2ML) of cocaine concealed in a bloody black bag, seven rounds of ammunition and a .40 calibre pistol all stashed in a clump of bushes outside the home.

According to Police reports, when asked about the illegal items, Hodge told the investigating officers that they belonged to Thomas, which he Hodge took and hid in the bushes outside the house after Thomas was shot and killed. The two were said to be business partners operating a car rental service.

Police records further show that Hodge confessed to being a drug dealer and that he was in the rear of Thomas’ vehicle that ill-fated night.

While remanded to prison for the firearm and possession of drugs, Police are still investigating Hodges’ involvement in the shooting to death of Thomas and the attempted murder of the female.

24 Responses to “Blood covered man a prime suspect in Brady Ghut murder”

  • me (26/10/2018, 22:09) Like (15) Dislike (5) Reply
    Always together. Traveling together. I hope that he didn't do it.
    • REX FERAL (27/10/2018, 05:44) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
      Money gets phunny. Friend become frenemy. The need becomes a greed. He needs to talk to the police.
  • ... (27/10/2018, 04:45) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dropping you home with girl in passenger seat. You at the back. Ok. I’m just trynna get to how he got To the gun. Someone followed you home they might have well known that another was at the back...they followed.
  • Blind Man (27/10/2018, 07:21) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    where is the shooters ?
  • Hmmmm (27/10/2018, 07:46) Like (19) Dislike (7) Reply
    This is Crazy.. U really can't trust no one. Its always someone close to you messing u up.. This is really crazy. This seems to be the usual MA of the BVI greediness, selfishnesso no love for each other.. Seems like one of them wanted it all..... It usually ended up this way. "Death, or Jail"
  • Fools (27/10/2018, 07:53) Like (21) Dislike (10) Reply
    Excellent Police Work.... This seems like something went wrong during their travelling and negotiations. This doesn't seem like something plan because the killer didn't had a plan. He apparently froze after the killing. Kudos to the Police for good Police work..
  • jokers (27/10/2018, 08:32) Like (31) Dislike (3) Reply
    Did he call the police for the shooter? IF NO THEN HE WAS THE SHOOTER
  • 123 (27/10/2018, 10:34) Like (8) Dislike (8) Reply
    the man will go free
    • True (27/10/2018, 13:11) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
      123 your delusional he has admitted to being in the supply of cocaine, he had 2 million worth at his place, he admits this, he ain't going anywhere for a long time, murder charge or not
  • NezRez (27/10/2018, 11:31) Like (40) Dislike (3) Reply

    The surviving female knows everything. She can clear up this entire investigation whether she is afraid of not because they tried to kill her too. I would make arrangement with the governor to insure my safe passage out of here after she testifies. This is the only way to solve this heinous crime.

  • Forensics and common sense (27/10/2018, 12:16) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    Greed kills, add it up MS
  • Just saying.... (27/10/2018, 12:36) Like (37) Dislike (0) Reply
    the folks involve seems to be handling a lot of money.....money talks....authorities need to put extra protection for the lady. Someone can be paid to get rid of her right there in the hospital. She might be the key witness
    • Exactly (27/10/2018, 17:00) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
      Remember last week there was a comment saying she needs to go ghost for a while. The streets is saying both of them was suppose to be killed. But, she lived. As a citizen, I am also asking the police department to give the young lady some kind of protection or relocate her off Island for a while.
    • No (28/10/2018, 07:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      That wont happen in the hospital. Theres multiple doors to go through and most are remote operated. Make it inside, get locked inside half way.
  • facts (27/10/2018, 13:55) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    Shots were fired from inside..
  • eye (27/10/2018, 20:18) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    His eyebrows is arched and shaped mighty nice.
  • Homocide (27/10/2018, 21:09) Like (3) Dislike (8) Reply
    The girl might be a key witness thats true yes but the next thing is that she was also shot in the head she might have memory loss and cant remember jack shit what yall think??..
  • Hmmm (28/10/2018, 03:28) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Want all does end up getting none at all
  • plain and simple (28/10/2018, 08:25) Like (6) Dislike (3) Reply
    He was the one that pulled the trigger. If they knew what he was up to, they would have never let him in the vehicle. It is always the one that is close to you. That fool took the snow to start his own side business with the Spanish man. That is why you keep hearing about the Spanish man.
  • cop (28/10/2018, 08:29) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    Free the man yall
  • Praying for you Dijion (04/11/2018, 05:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    trying to wrap my head around it. Can’t believe what I am reading.


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