Female Students Armed with Barbecue Fork and Knife Arrested

Whitney Bess

Rochelle Moses

Sephora Ferrol

Shanayra Chichester


Police on St. John arrested four 18-year-old female students who attend the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas.

Arrested were St. John residents Shanayra Chichester, Rochelle Moses, Sephora Ferrol and Whitney Bess. The girls were charged with Carrying or Using a Dangerous Weapon; Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor; Trespassing; Disturbance of
the Peace and Third Degree Assault. Additionally, a 17-year-old female minor who accompanied the students was arrested and later released into her parent’s custody.

According to initial reports, at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, June 10 police arrested the students at an Estate Grunwald residence located in Cruz Bay. A 19-year-old male victim told police the five females drove to his residence and asked him to remove a post he put on FaceBook. During the encounter the students assaulted and threatened him with knife and a barbecue fork and threatened to scratch his vehicle. The students attempted to leave the area once they realized the victim was notifying the police.

The victim received fingernail scratches on the left side of his neck and right arm.

Bail for Chichester, Moses and Ferrol was set at $1,500. Bail for Bess was set at $2,500.  The four suspects were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.