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30-Year-Old St. Thomas Man Assaults Aunt With Can Of Green Beans


CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Tourists visiting the Windward Passage Hotel on the main street in St. Thomas were struck down in broad daylight by a St. Thomas driver, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Police said that the incident occurred while the two tourists tried unsuccessfully to cross the street towards the waterfront at 12 noon on Wednesday.

The vehicle that struck the hapless tourists was traveling east on Veteran’s Drive when it successfully collided into the visitors causing severe injuries about the body.

The tourists were transported to the Schneider Regional Hospital and Medical Center via ambulance, where they received medical treatment for their injuries sustained during the auto accident.

In other crime news, police said that 30-year-old Clifton King of Estate Contant was arrested at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday and charged with third-degree assault after he struck his aunt with a 14.5-oz can of green beans to the inner part of her thigh.

Bail for Clifton King was set at $25,000.00, unable to post bail he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

* On Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 1:45pm, Kyle Woods, 45, of an unknown address was arrested and charged with 3rd Degree Burglary after he was identified via surveillance as the person who removed several items from the My Brothers Workshop Bakery located on Norre Gade.

Bail for Kyle Woods was set at $25,000.00, unable to post bail he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advise of Rights Hearing.

* On Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:45 pm, Derrick Johnson, 23 of Anna’s Retreat was arrested and charged with Trespassing after he was positively identified by the Security Guard on duty as the individual trespassing at the Emerald Beach Resort.

Bail for Johnson was set at $500.00, unable to post bail he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advise of Rights Hearing.

Kyle Woods

                ARRESTED: Kyle Woods

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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