Fugitives From Mainland Arrested at Airport in Two Separate Incidents

Crime Published On March 21, 2023 05:53 AM
Nisha Charles | March 21, 2023 05:53:35 AM

From left to right, mugshots of Brandon Jeffrey Mc Millin and Gerald Leslie Dial. By THE VIRGIN ISLANDS POLICE DEPARTMENT

ST. THOMAS — In two separate incidents, two men have been apprehended by police after being notified by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers of two possible fugitives.

On March 16, officers were summoned to the Cyril E. King Airport where they met with CBP officers who explained that Gerald Leslie Dial was in the process of clearing customs to board a flight to the US mainland when he was detained, after receiving an alert from the State of California that an arrest warrant had been issued for Dial. CBP officers confirmed that the warrant was still valid and took Dial into custody, charging him with being a fugitive from justice in the state of California, where he is wanted on felony robbery, grand theft and burglary charges.

In a similar incident on March 19, officers detained Brandon Jeffrey McMillin, after he too tried to board a flight to the US mainland. Officers received an alert from the state of Kentucky of an arrest warrant for McMillin which turned out to be valid. He was taken into custody and charged with being a fugitive from justice in the state of Kentucky, where he is wanted on charges of flagrant non-support, a class D felony.

Both men were remanded until they can be heard in court.

Dial’s advice of rights hearing is scheduled for Tuesday March 21, 2023. No information has been uploaded regarding McMillin’s next court appearance.

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