SAINT THOMAS, US Virgin Islands - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in the US Virgin Islands identified last Friday a man with an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation and Aggravated Battery from Hillsborough County Sheriffs’ Office in Tampa, FL. Dennon Johnson, 40, a citizen of the United States, was identified after he presented himself for CBP inspection at the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, before boarding a Delta Airlines flight bound to Atlanta.
Law enforcement databases alerted to an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
“Customs and Border Protection is an agency committed to securing our borders while at the same time cooperating with other law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of U.S. laws”, stated Area Port Director for the United States Virgin Islands Louis Harrigan. “CBP officers will ensure that individuals that have transgressed the criminal justice system and are encountered at our borders are identified and detained.”
CBP officers in St. Thomas contacted CBP officers in Atlanta, and made arrangements to meet the subject planeside upon his arrival at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The officers confirmed Mr. Johnson’s identity and verified the outstanding warrant. The US Marshalls Service was notified, responded and took custody of the subject for extradition.
CBP officers detect many individuals wanted by authorities in the continental U.S., upon their arrival to the USVI, or upon their return to the mainland from the USVI.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.