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April 13, 2002 – Police on St. Thomas arrested a 20-year-old man on Friday night who was already facing homicide charges and charged him in connection with a second shooting death at another time and place.
Deputy Police Chief Theodore Carty said on Saturday that officers arrested Wayne "Yarby" Gumbs on Friday in connection with the shooting death of Rudolph Fleming last Dec. 29 in the area of General Gade in Savan. Gumbs was being held Saturday in lieu of $500,000 bail on a charge of first-degree murder, Carty said.
He said police had a "stakeout on this individual."
Gumbs already was under arrest under $500,000 bail for the shooting death of Darren Gumbs, no relation, on Feb. 28 in the area of Nye Gade and Nordsidevej, Carty said. In that case, according to Carty, the assailant entered a room full of people and "shot up the place," killing one person and striking another several times.
No date has been set for a hearing on the new charges, Carty said. He asked that anyone with information about this or any other crime contact the police by calling 911 or "talk to a police officer you know you can trust."
The community has been increasingly responsive about offering information, he said, but "the police need much more help."

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