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Man And Belynda Lynch Square Off In Cane Carlton … Man Stabbed In Leg: VIPD

FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man and woman got into a physical fight in Cane Carlton early Sunday morning — and the man ended up getting stabbed in the leg.

Belynda M. Lynch, 49, of Estate Cane Carlton was arrested and charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, third-degree assault and possession of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

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The 911 Emergency Call Center got a report of a stabbing in Estate Cane Carlton about 5:25 a.m. on Sunday.

A police investigation revealed that Lynch and an unnamed man got into a “physical altercation,” according to the VIPD.

“Ms. Lynch became enraged after the altercation and stabbed a male individual in the thigh area multiple times,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

The unidentified man received medical attention for his injuries at the Juan F. Luis Hospital, according to Dratte.

A witness who was present at the time of the incident corroborated the account of what happened, police said. 

Lynch was advised of her Miranda Rights and placed under arrest after the incident.

No bail was set as per the territory’s domestic violence law.

Lynch was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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