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Shekil Berthier, 19, Turns Himself In To The VIPD Without Incident on STT

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man turned himself in voluntarily to police after learning he was wanted for an alleged assault last year.

Shekil Berthier, 19, of Frydenhoj was arrested about 5:30 p.m. on Friday and charged with third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said..

“Berthier was identified as the individual who discharged gunshots at a man in October 2019,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Bail for Berthier was set at $30,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

This matter is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB).

Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211, extension 5610. They can also contact 911 or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1(800) 222-8477.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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