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Former Army Sergeant Charged in Domestic Violence Assault

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  Sgt. Dazarene Lescott of the U.S. Army

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 39-year-old U.S. Army sergeant was arrested on St. Thomas for allegedly hitting a man over the back of his head with a mobile device in an incident police called a domestic dispute.

Police said Dazarene Lescott of Estate Smith Bay was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence after she allegedly admitted to hitting a man on the back of his head with a mobile devicethat she struck the male victim to the back with a mobile device, causing a bruise on the back of his head.

According to a holiday video post on the Internet, Lescott was a U.S. Army sergeant serving in Kosovo in 2009.

No bail was set for Lescott as per the domestic violence statute. She was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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