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St. Thomas Man Who Pointed Firearm At 2 People Charged With Assault: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who allegedly brandished a weapon in front of two people in late July has been charged with assault, authorities said.

Youhan Lawrence, 40, of Bellevue was arrested at 4:10 p.m. Saturday and charged with third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Investigation revealed that Lawrence pointed a firearm at two people on July 30, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Lawrence’s bail was set at $25,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

This case is currently under active investigation.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau (340) 774-2211 extension 5579 or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-8477.

All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this news article are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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