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St. Croix Woman Tells Police Her Former Lover Kevon Benjamin Edwards Assaulted Her After Accusing Her of Cheating On Him

ARRESTED: Kevon Benjamin Edwards

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix woman told police that a man that she used to be “friendly” with — assaulted her.

On February 19, 2017 at approximately 6:20p.m., a female victim reported to the 911 Emergency Call Center that she was assaulted by her boyfriend, Kevon Benjamin Edwards, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

The victim stated that her “ex-boyfriend” accused her of being unfaithful, the VIPD said in a written statement issue to the press.

The woman — unidentified by police — said that she got into a verbal disagreement with her former lover, Benjamin held his hand around her throat punched her to the face and damaged her cell phone, according to police.

On February 20, 2017, police met with 18- year-old  Kevon Benjamin at the Ancilmo D. Marshall Command Station inpolice said.

Benjamin was arrested and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence at that time.

He was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center, pending an advice of rights hearing.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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