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Two charged in connection to harbouring wanted man

Two nationals from St Vincent and the Grenadines were charged in connection to harbouring the fugitive, Nyron Erickson.

Charged with ‘perverting the course of justice’ is St Elmore Garraway, a 42-year-old contractor. The second accused is 37-year-old Deverson Williams and he is charged with ‘obstruction of a police officer’. 

When the men appeared before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin on Wednesday, Garraway was not required to plead because the matter is indicatable, meaning it is triable before a judge and jury at the high court.

However, Williams pleaded not guilty to his charge.

Allegations

The court heard that on July 12, members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) executed a search warrant on Garraway’s home located in Georges Northside on Tortola.

While approaching the residence, Williams was seen in the yard having a conversation on his cellphone.

The officers immediately shouted ‘armed, police! Don’t move!’ However, Williams allegedly disobeyed and ran inside the dwelling home, closing the door and locking it behind him.

The court heard that the officers said they then heard someone inside shouting, ‘police! police!’ and observed persons running from the kitchen area of the home when they peeped through the glass portion of the front door.

One of the individuals observed running to the back porch was Nyron Erickson, who has been a wanted man for months.

The officers continued shouting, ‘armed police! Open the door!’, the court further heard. 

One officer ran to the back of the house, while another made a forced entry into the premises.

Both men were found on the inside of the house, while another man, Trevon Cumberbatch, was found hiding behind a wall on the outside. Erickson was not found. He and others unknown had fled into nearby bushes, the court heard.

At the conclusion of the operation, Williams was cautioned and informed that he would be charged and arrested for obstructing police, to which he replied: ‘I did not know who you were. I thought it was somebody coming to rob me, so I closed the door and went inside”.

In the meantime, Garraway was cautioned and arrested on suspicion of harbouring a fugitive to which he replied: “I do not know any Nyron you talking about, Officer.”

He said he was having a party for his workmen.

CCTV 

The court further heard that footage from Closed Circuit Television more commonly referred to as CCTV was retrieved from the surveillance system located in Garraway’s bedroom.

The footage showed Erickson, Williams, and a few other men entering Garraway’s home at about 4 pm on the day in question, the court heard.

They were subsequently charged.

Bail

Back in court, Williams was granted $20,000 signed bail, while Garraway was granted $60,000 signed bail.

As part of their bail conditions, the men are forbidden from having any contact with Erickson whether directly or indirectly. They must also surrender their travel documents.

Williams must report to the Road Town Police Station on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 6 am to 6 pm. Garraway must also report to the said station on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 6 am to 6 pm.

Defence attorney Stephen Daniels represents both men.

The matter was adjourned to September 30.

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60 Comments

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  1. LOL says:

    Let me get this straight, 2 cops, yes, 2 cops, are sent to remote jungle like Georges Northside, to collect er capture a man wanted for “months”.

    2 cops were sent by who? Whoever sent them, clearly did not want the “wanted man” caught.

    To raid a house in Georges Northside because of the type of terrain, they should have expected the fugitive to exit the house in to the bushes. A group of 6 six police should have been sent, minimum.

    Come on, 2 cops arriving yelling armed police, is a complete joke and certainly there was no real intention of apprehending the “wanted man”.

    What is he wanted for anyway? Why is that a secret?? Why not Defund the BVI Police cos they are useless or bought off?

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    • school children says:

      Erickson own the police exactly why they sent 2 officers make people feel like they trying to catch him. LOLOL

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      • Yes,Yes says:

        He own and have some of the police by their mountain balls. I THOUGHT WHEN THE POLICE GOES TO A HOUSE TO MAKE AN ARREST, BOTH FRONT AND BACKDOORS IS SUPPOSE TO BE COVERED? MR. CHIEF OF POLICE, YOU HAVE SOME DIRTY ROTTEN COPS ON THE FORCE THAT STINKS WORSE THAN A ROTTEN DEAD RAT. THEY ARE THE ONES WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SOME OF THE CRIMES ON THE ISLAND. YOU WAVE A FEW FRESH BENJAMINS UNDER THEIR NOSE AND THEY WILL BITE THE BAIT, BOOM, YOU GOT THEM IN YOUR POCKETS.YOU GOT MONEY, YOU CAN BUY ANYONE.

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        • @ Yes Yes says:

          Don’t be surprised it’s all part of the plan to get on the force to be on the inside doing the dirty work

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          • To @yes yes says:

            And the real honest people who want to serve and protect our citizens can’t get a feedback from their application in the RVIPF

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    • Justice says:

      How much more foolish can they be? You are looking for a WANTED man , but show up without backup. For those of us who know what this guy is involved in…we are praying he get caught. But, don’t worry justice is coming SOON

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      • From here says:

        You need to speak for yourself and say what he is involved in… is people like you “internet bully” that comes on here acting like you know, were you there did you see this guy doing wrong, if so why come here and say stuff when you can make a differnece by speaking up. the upholder is worse than the thife.

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      • So true Streets says:

        Word on that, street justice is slowly creeping up. Sorry people but, when you do dirt, the street CODE IS YOU HAVE TO BE PUNISHED. The green light order has been issued for dude from the higher ups. You live by the sword you go out by the sword, you take someone’s teeth, one of yours will be taken.

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    • @ LOL says:

      This right here ….”they are useless and BOUGHT OFF”

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    • Corruption says:

      The corruption is deeply rooted, clearly this is a joke. People know this has to be a joke, this man has been wanted for months 24square miles during a lock down and cannot be found. Bigger continents found needles in haystack. Clearly this shows there are people inside the force and other high places working for this guy. The Police force or eh em let me say the Police Mafia have taken over so what’s left?
      1. Corrupt Justice System
      2. Corrupt Police Force
      3. Corrupt Customs and Immigration Department
      4. CORRUPT NHI AND SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEME
      5. Corrupt Labour Department
      6. Corrupt and crooked system to help wash and hide the money.
      7. Finally Corrupt, Dirty and Grimey Politicians
      What’s left to say, Lord have Mercy on them because they have no soul…..none, nada zilch. SMDH sickening.

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    • agree says:

      Defund i second that also.

    • Deh Watcha says:

      If it was a marijuana tree, the whole police force and customs would have been up there with the dogs on a full scale, joint search operation.

      All them want to find is marijuana.

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  2. Whoops says:

    Getting done by your own CCTV – priceless!

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  3. Criminals thrive says:

    in the BVI! long live lawlessness!

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  4. ? says:

    Garraway how you so damn bright long run in BACKSIDE

    • Vincy queen says:

      He talk soo much he had to tell someone he put up errickson why police suspected 😂? dont kno how people do business with him😂 *** **** fits him as a nickname

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      • @Vincy Queen says:

        Bad news but I hear he got some good D1**

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        • Haha says:

          There is a lot of hate in the comments … when your problems go, my friend you will see the love of the same people in the comments now !! Respect ✊ and I hope your problem will finish soon ❤️ You is A good person in life 💯

    • @? says:

      Because his mouth runs faster than a water stream. In OG time he would have lost his👅.

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  5. Vincy ppl anything 4 money says:

    So dem love commess..you stupid man come here married locals to spoil ahyo stupid self..Those men are the big d*** dealers..that mean the guys run with weed and money if the police didn’t found any. And where was mr wife uploading this wanted local?

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  6. Shame says:

    Deport them Vincy back down the island

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    • @Shame says:

      I AM WITH YOU ON THIS, DEPORT THERE A**’es. I HOPE THE BVI GIVE THEM A SWIFT KICK OUT OF THE COUNTRY. THESE DAMN PEOPLE FROM ST.VINCENT IS NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS. I WOULD RATHER DEAL WITH THE SANTOS THAN THOSE VINCYS FROM DOWN TRODDEN AKA CHOP UP ISLAND ST.VINCENT.

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  7. Real talk says:

    I only hope that the comissioner of police deal with those police officers who is been paid by nyron real talk.

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  8. WOW says:

    I swear this guy went Trinidad or some island further down south. Tola so small but then again if he moving from house to house I guess that’s why he was able to not get caught as yet.

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  9. Vincy says:

    One by one

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  10. Hmmm says:

    This vincy men one B—- P—-r wife and the other with his F– wife. Harboring criminals? They themselves are the c———– and continue to make the BVI a ——— place with their —- d——s. These p— local women. And they make sure they marry good. A banker and a lawyer.

    The —– trails on their assets don’t add up; if police really wanted these guys they would have caught them a long time ago.

  11. Guy Hill says:

    @whoops. This stuff only supposed to happen on tv. God one lol.

  12. .. says:

    Is there a reward for his capture?

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  13. PVIM says:

    Mannn, weh Lesmore. Top Priority would have had him in cuffs. Sounds like the force full of circus clowns.

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  14. Wow says:

    Bad News ah u dat! Not good news at all.

  15. Hmmm says:

    Overnight contractor dem mean.

  16. QTNA says:

    Is there something missing from this story? What is this young man “wanted” for? The police havent said. I remember a few months ago the police issued a warrant for his arrest then they seemingly pulled that warrant off the table. I’ve seen the guy in the supermarkets in Road Town going about his business since then. I know several other ppl who saw him to. He didnt seem like someone who was hiding!! I thought he turned himself in and the police let him go??? Now 5 months later the police “re-issued” a warrant for his arrest… AGAIN!? Seems like a joke to me… what is the secret?? Something isn’t adding up..

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  17. Black Nationalist says:

    I feel he reading this article his story laughing all now with his police connect.

  18. Ah Boy! says:

    Surveillance in the bedroom?????

    • PEZ KOI says:

      Surveillance in the bedroom means a rat is among the crew somewhere. 12 hands is all over this. How is it that 12 go to arrest someone in a house and all EXITS AND ENTRANCES IS NOT COVERED? THE BVI NEEDS A FEW OF THOSE POLICE FROM THE STATES TO WORK FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS IN THE BVI.

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  19. Flawed system says:

    All three of them should have been held on remand. They would have been safer up the hill. HUNTING SEASON HAS BEGAN,

    • Pure jokes says:

      SCENE: ONE, KNOCK,KNOCK. WHO IS IT? ITS THE POLICE, I CAME TO COLLECT MY BRIBE MONEY, HURRY UP AND DIP THROUGH THE BACKDOOR AND HIDE IN THE BUSHES BEFORE THE REAL SQUAD GET HERE. NO WONDER PEOPLE CHOOSE TO KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT, YOU REPORT A CRIME EVEN BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE STATION, YOUR NAME IS ON BLAST ALL OVER THE ISLAND. THE ONLY WAY I AM WILLING TO REPORT SOMETHING IS TO SPEAK TO THE POLICE COMMISSIONER IN PRIVATE OR MEET IN A CEMETERY UNDER THE COVER OF DARKNESS.SOME OF THESE POLICE WILL PUT YOU IN DANGER BY DROPPING YOUR NAME. THERE ARE ALSO DIRTY FEMALE COPS ON THE FORCE.

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  20. Sigh says:

    I don’t think that the police is making any serious efforts to apprehend this so called wanted fugitive. I am also tempted to believe that he owns the police force. I keep hearing that this guy is seen around the place, he goes to Trinidad when he want and comes back here. He is seen at strip clubs and having parties and the police doesn’t know? And to that man who was charged, old people people say ‘shut mouth don’t catch flies’ you were running your mouth and bragging too much. I wish you all the best.

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  21. ugly truth says:

    funny how people will quick to judge the police system is veey unfair who to say this is true what the accuse these men for i have 10 to 1 that a not guilty verdict and a lawsuit againts the police will be the out come so people before you go crazy hold your mouths

  22. YBM says:

    RVIPF issa joke. God bless you all I don’t know how yall get paid for doing nothing Must be nice

  23. .. says:

    Well sah that’s a set of jokers. The top cop need to ask him self if this is his force for this to go down the way it did.

    Now they will waste more resources when the man them were right there in the bush. How long you think they could stay there or be hidden from the air with the bright colors people wear.

    If he wasn’t in the wrong he would not be running. This whole crew is a bunch of clowns too. People all in their business from old people to foreigners running the rumor mill before he was ever wanted

    They dont know any Nyron but the home security says otherwise lmao which lawyer is going to lose this case? Best steer clear.

  24. hmm says:

    He woman is a lawyer. I sure she done got his lies lined up

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  25. Lord says:

    His m—– quite an her big friend they no everthing about his going an coming hold the two of them he will come out .His m—— love to talk about .they want him to take out his gun ley she KEEP quite now

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    • To lord says:

      Now you darn well know dis boy mother ain up and down da place mentioning any gun talk. I’m all for him getting caught and being made to answer for wa ever crime he do but please stop encouraging da police to waste our tax payers dollars harassing ppl parents. We ain learn nothin from that useless case da police wasted our money on pursuing that entire pockwood pond family when the son had already fess up to his crimes? We going through a pandemic & soon a hurricane season, we need to put the BVI money and resources to better use!

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  26. I born here So come for me says:

    Y’all nasty Tolians NEED to keep off of “island people” I’m guessing Tortola is a continent (rolls eyes) y’all need jump on ya own SMH Nyron is the 1 causing a muck some a yall on here in contact with him some a y’all is family with him instead of bashing our “island people” tell y’all tolian buddy turn himself in before things get uglier

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    • Stupps says:

      Try go skidding. It’s y’all same island brethen pushing this talk. This is the set up for next election. I don’t even read them anymore because it’s so obvious is one person and his supporters pushing this tactic. Desperate move.

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  27. tizonlyme? says:

    I wonder how John Q public know more than the police

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