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VIPD: St. Thomas Man Pistol Whips Vegetarian Restaurant Patron Just Before Midnight

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man at a Four Winds Plaza vegetarian restaurant thought a man was staring at him and allegedly began beating him with a handgun just before midnight, authorities said.

Vincent Wiltshire, Jr., 31, of Estate Lang Math was arrested about 11:56 p.m. Tuesday and charged with third-degree assault, possession of an unlicensed firearm, brandishing and exhibiting and reckless endangerment, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Officers were dispatched to the Veggie Plus Restaurant in Four Winds Plaza and were told by the victim that he was at the bar when Wiltshire approached him and asked him what he was looking at,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “The man told police that Wiltshire then assaulted him with a handgun.”

The unidentified man sustained a laceration to his face and was treated at the Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) and released, Derima said

Bail for Wiltshire was set at $100,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

The VIPD said it encourages everyone with information on crimes to call 911 or the payng anonymous tip line 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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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