Man Facing Trial On Assault Charges Drops Gun Slide In ‘Night Club’ In Presence of Police And Is Arrested
CHRISTIANSTED — Police on a late-night enforcement iniative arrested a St. Croix man who is already facing assault charges after he accidentally dropped his gun slide in their presence.
Police were at a Christiansted nightclub about 3:23 a.m. on Saturday June 11 when they noticed a man drop an object that looked like the slide for a firearm, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).
Upon further investigation Akil Santiago of St. Croix was arrested at Chris’ Hideaway in Estate La Grande Princesse for possession of firearm and narcotics, VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte told the Virgin Islands Free Press.
Santiago was arrested in March 2015 for first-degree assault but a trial date is still pending, the VIPD said.
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