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St. Croix’s Ajani Davis Repeatedly Beats His Ex-Girlfriend, Hits Her Over The Head With A Ceramic Vase and Strips Her Naked Before Dragging Her Down A Flight of Stairs

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FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man has been charged with attempted murder after beating  a former girlfriend while she was holding her infant child in Estate Golden Rock.

Ajani Davis, 37, was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder–domestic violence. He is being held without bail as per the territory’s domestic violence statute.

Juan F. Luis Hospital officials tipped off police that the abused woman was being treated at the temporary facility on Thursday.

The woman told police that the boyfriend was talking to another man about 1:45 a.m. and then he visited her at her Harbor View apartment.

“When she opened the door her ex-boyfriend punched her in the face while holding her infant child, knocking her to the floor,” a police source said.

Davis repeatedly punched her and cracked her over the head with a ceramic vase and kept beating her with other objects before stripping her naked and dragging her down a flight of stairs.

The woman told authorities that she believed her boyfriend intended to kill her during the incident.

It was not immediately clear how the woman was able to extricate herself from the violent situation.

In other crime news, Rupert Campbell Jr., 29, of Stoney Ground was arrested at 11:48 a.m. Monday and charged with contempt of court and destruction of property–domestic violence. No bail was set as per the territory’s domestic violence statute.

  • Jovino Drummond, 33, of Calquohoun was arrested at 5:55 p.m. on Monday and charged with destruction of property–domestic violence. Police sources said Drummond assaulted a man and broke his glasses. No bail was set as per the territory’s domestic violence statute.
  • Carl Cornelius, 19, of Concordia Villas, was arrested at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday and charged with third-degree burglary. Police sources said he was arrested on a warrant issued by Superior Court Magistrate Judge Miguel Camacho. Cornelius’ bail was set at $100,000.
  • Ramara Wilburn, 50, of Cottage by the Sea was arrested at 11:32 p.m. Tuesday and charged with driving under the influence and violating curfew. Police said Wilburn refused to blow into the breath alcohol testing instrument. His bail was set at $1,000.
  • Simon James, 72, of Estate Hogensberg, was arrested at 12:58 a.m. Wednesday and charged with simple assault and battery–domestic violence. Police said he punched a woman in her forehead with a closed fist, causing visible injuries. No bail was set as per the territory’s domestic violence statute.



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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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