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HOUSE FORFEITED IN VIGILANT CASE

A home put up for bond has been forfeited to the government because of Reuben Vigilant's failure to appear Wednesday for sentencing on charges of attempted murder.
Vigilant was previously convicted of one count of attempted murder, two counts of first degree assault and several other charges for attacking his girlfriend with a machete on Jan. 5, 1999.
The Bovoni home was put up for bond by friend's of Vigilant's mother to keep him out of jail during his trial. Before he was convicted, however, Vigilant disappeared.
On Monday, Judge Ive Arlington Swan postponed the sentencing until Oct. 6, pending Vigilant's capture or voluntary return to the territory.
Assistant Attorney General Lofton Holder said the government is "actively pursuing," Vigilant, but he could not be more specific.
It is believed Vigilant had left the territory; it is unknown if he has returned.

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