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Castries Man Charged With Darrel Craig Deterville Murder


On Wednesday, June 5, 2024, the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) conducted a comprehensive operation, which included personnel from the Special Operations Team, Major Crimes Unit (MCU), Traffic Enforcement Team (TET), Special Services Unit North (SSU), Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Vulnerable Persons Team (VPT) and Bicycle Unit (BPU) Castries.

This operation led to the arrests of three suspects regarding offences of: Murder, Using Firearm with Intent and Assault with Firearm.

The following individuals were arrested and subsequently charged for the respective offences:

1. Thirty-three-year-old (33) MacGyver Garvin Jn. Louis of Fond Le Grande, Castries was arrested and formally charged by the Major Crimes Unit, for the Murder of thirty-two-year-old (32) Darrel Craig Deterville alias “Darwo” of Pavee, Castries. Darrel Deterville’s body was discovered in a vehicle parked along Nelson Mandela Drive, Vigie Castries, on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. MacGyver Jn Louis was remanded following a bail application before the court.

2. Thirty-year-old (30) Chrisman Lance John of Bois Patat, Castries was arrested and formally charged by the CID in Castries, for the offence of Using Firearm Intent. This charged emanated from a shooting which occurred on Friday, May 31, 2024, at Bois Patat, Castries. Chrisman John is currently awaiting a bail hearing.

  1. Twenty-two-year-old (22) Cijay Charles of Bexon, Castries was formally arrested and charged for the offence of Unlawful Assault with a Firearm by the CID in Castries. This charge stemmed from an investigation into an assault which occurred Sunday, May 12, 2024, at Bexon, Castries. Following his bail application, the First District Court granted Cijay Charles bail in the sum of twenty-thousand dollars (XCD20,000.00) cash, suitable surety, or land documents.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force

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  1. Police do the hard work arresting and charging these scum. Judges/magistrates hands are tied by the lax penalties and they are set loose after arrest. Lawmakers i.e. politicians do nothing to update legislation to deal with this homicide scourge that has been plaguing this country for decades. Public blame the police. Police get demotivated but many continue to do their best. Criminals feel empowered as there are minimal consequences for them. Commit more crime. Cycle continues.

  2. yes not only charge but they refuse to publish a man/woman image with regards to these shit but when it suites them they publish image of minor. I will make a statement to the news on radio about this shit

  3. It gives me a headache reading these official press releases of charged cockraoches without showing the world their dutty faces! To the RSLpF, please start a special anti crime initiative called “gahday yo” desban Vieux Negre….so the public can appreciate who their mothers and fathers and sisters and friends are! Let’s be 10 steps ahead, the old methods cannot work in a digital world! Post their pics on Facebook, ig, YouTube etc

  4. The public has a right to know who the murderers and or gun slingers are. How do you expect to get more and. reliable information from the public if they are ill informed. ?

  5. Well done Police officers. Let’s hear the tap on the hand bail they will get. What’s about all the previous gun cases? The media is not reporting anything. Are they afraid of the criminals?

  6. Good job officers & whilst y’all it please question Coconut who frequents Tou Rouge,he’s beginning to become a menace to society because he wants his name to be “called”…Marchand residents don’t need no more outsiders making a bad name for the community.

  7. Well done officers. I have been waiting for justice for my cousin. I hope that murderer rot in jail. And please show the world his face, RIP Darwo.


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