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Man charged following AK-47 rifle & ammo find @ Free Bottom- RVIPF

- Keron Hodge of Purcell Estate charged
September 6th, 2023 | Tags: Keron Hodge AK 47 rifle ammunition charged RVIPF police
Officers of the Criminal Investigations Department reportedly seized an Amber 3K-47 rifle and a quantity of ammunition from a home in Free Bottom on Sunday, Septe, 2023. Photo not of actual weapon recovered by Police. Photo:
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Officers of the Criminal Investigations Department reportedly seized an AK-47 rifle and a quantity of ammunition from a home in Free Bottom on Sunday, September 3, 2023.

One male was arrested and subsequently charged.

Keron Hodge, 21, of Purcell Estate, was charged with one count of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and two counts of Unlawful Possession of Explosives.

According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in a press release today, September 6, 2023, Hodge remains in custody until his appearance at the Magistrate’s Court.

‘Get involved in saving lives’- RVIPF to public

The RVIPF said it continues to do its part to reduce the number of illegal firearms on the streets and to arrest those persons in whose possession they are found.

The Force is appealing to the public to get involved in saving lives and keeping the community safe by providing any information on suspected persons or the locations where these firearms are being hidden or imported.

Persons can confidentially call the Crime Stoppers line 800-8477 (TIPS) or overseas call 1-284-800-8477 with the relevant information or contact the RVIPF Intelligence Unit at 368-9339.

19 Responses to “Man charged following AK-47 rifle & ammo find @ Free Bottom- RVIPF”

  • Not surprising (06/09/2023, 12:07) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Them is the kind of people are liked, endorsed and considered the realest ever live. It’s funny how the realest be killing the realest. Seeing some them desperate woman sharing people who was menace to the society is so sad; like b!tch how many people that killed so far was your dawg? That’s all you into?
  • (06/09/2023, 12:15) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dem man took up boss
  • Thats a BiG gun (06/09/2023, 12:18) Like (19) Dislike (0) Reply
    Like just get a rocket launcher y don’t u? 23 square miles and this how y’all giving it up. What in the violent drug wars is going on? Tourism wise this is starting to look absolutely insane. No there’s not violence everywhere but in a contained 23sq miles, this is definitely a cause for concern.
  • Such a charming man (06/09/2023, 12:21) Like (7) Dislike (10) Reply

    Also arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting g arrest in early 2022.

  • Madussa (06/09/2023, 12:23) Like (27) Dislike (1) Reply
    Those guns are to be used in wars or raids by the police in big countries. How in the world are they getting passed through here? So glad you caught at least one of these thugs. See if it matches the gun that shot down the poor young man last week or other murders, if so, throw him under the prison for life. This has to stop!
    • @Madussa (06/09/2023, 14:44) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Definitely a good catch....but as a street nigga I cou tell u Indian wasn't no poor man, he spin the block couple times he self too...but that for another day
    • Fubar (06/09/2023, 16:42) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
      You can walk into any gun store in the US and buy an AK, doesn’t take a lot to convert to fully auto.
      Judge should treat this as attempted murder as that is the only reason they have them, each gun is a murder waiting to happen. Lock him up.
  • Johny (06/09/2023, 12:30) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
    Who so stupid to kill for woman and there a so much out there so many women so little time
    • @johny (06/09/2023, 18:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Let a cop come home and c u on top he wife c if he ant going to shoot u
  • Truth (06/09/2023, 12:49) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    Put every muder on him lost his a** in jail
  • Rubber Duck (06/09/2023, 13:20) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    10 years minimum, no parole.

    But we know he will be bailed.

    Wink wink, nod nod.
  • Blind Man (06/09/2023, 13:45) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    It appears as if there is a secret military force in the bvi look at the type of guns these young boys possessing well saw the money he spent for that could have been for a better use. It's company that have these guys going astray. If you not accustom of sleeping under a man in a 5x10 and have to inhale his dump you will value freedom. Badness doesn't pay.
  • street reporter. (06/09/2023, 14:20) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    Press him until he says where he got it from, there must be a source and that is the root, got to get to the root..Do like the FBI, 20yrs in prison, you cooperate, you get 3yrs..
  • Dawg eat Dawg (06/09/2023, 15:12) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yah ya Dawg is who rob ya dawg who always with ya dawg is who doing all things crazy things. Some of ah yu will end up like you’ll dawg either dead or jailed. All illegal blood money business will fail due to blood investments…
  • WO (06/09/2023, 16:44) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Got to be involved to big kind of sh... to have gun that size
    Jail no other choise
  • ip (06/09/2023, 20:47) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    We need a system where the media and police working together on certain crime. Only criminals or shady people would disliked a comment about doing the positive right thing.
  • vi (07/09/2023, 06:45) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    just send him right to jail for 5 years
  • @Blind Man (07/09/2023, 10:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why are we acting surprised?? These criminals stop using small handguns a long time ago.

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