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St. Thomas Man Charged With Assault In Gun-Butting Incident At American Yacht Harbor

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested on assault charges after he allegedly gun-butted a victim and fired his weapon at a Red Hook marina close to midnight on July 4th, authorities said.

Valmon Glasford, 22, of Patriot Manor, was arrested at 6:00 p.m. Saturday and charged with third-degree assault, brandishing and exhibiting a firearm, illegal discharge of a firearm, and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

VIPD photo of Valmon Glasford, 22, on St. Thomas.

“Glasford admitted to assaulting the victim with a firearm at the American Yacht Harbor parking lot in Red Hook between midnight and 1 a.m.,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Bureau made the arrest of Glasford on Saturday evening, according to Derima.

A warrant for his arrest had been issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.

Patriot Manor in Charlotte Amalie West east of Contant.

Based on the charges in this case, Glasford is likely to face federal firearms charges as well.

This case is presently under investigation. Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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