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Woman Ready To Board Flight To Dominica Arrested On Assault Charges

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 25-year-old St. Thomas woman was arrested on assault charges in connection with an incident that took place in a local night club just as she was about to board a flight to Dominica, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

On Friday, May 27, 2016, about 9:08 a.m., police relayed through the 911 Emergency Call Center that they had made contact with Nadelle James in the area of Cyril E. King International Airport where she was taken into custody, the VIPD said.

James was then transported to the Investigation Bureau and turned over to Detectives after she was wanted for an assault that took place on Friday, April 29, 2016, in the area of the Illusions Night Club, located in Barbel Plaza, according to police.

 Nadelle A. James of Estate Nadir was attempting to travel to Dominica via Air Sunshine on the said date. While at the airport James was advised of her rights, charged with Mayhem and 2nd Degree Assault, and later processed and remanded to the Bureau of Correction pending Advise of rights.

This case is presently under investigation by the Investigation Bureau. Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Investigation Bureau at (340)774-2211 at extensions 5553. They can also call 911, Crime stoppers VI, the Commissioner’s Office at (340)715-5506 and the Chief’s Office at (340)715-5548.


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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 50 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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