CHRISTIANSTED — A man who asked to use a woman’s bathroom at 4:20 a.m. Sunday — and then broke into her house through a window to strangle her when she refused — has been taken into official custody.
Jahfie Walcott, 22, of Tide Village, was arrested at 10:45 a.m. today and charged with second-degree assault and second-degree burglary-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
No bail was set as per the territory’s domestic violence laws.
Walcott was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing.
The 911 Emergency Call Center notified officers of a burglary in progress at Joseph James Terrace in Estate Diamond early Sunday morning.
The victim stated that her former acquaintance Jahfie Walcott came to her residence which she shares with her adopted father, at 4:20 a.m. yesterday asking to use the bathroom. according to the VIPD.
“She stated that she refused to open the door and at which time Mr. Walcott broke three louvers of the living room window and entered the home through the window,” VIPD Communications Director Glen Dratte said.
“She further stated as she tried to exit the home through the front door, Mr. Walcott pulled her back and began strangling her while telling her that all he wanted to do was to use the bathroom.” according to Dratte. “The victim stated she was unable to breathe but mange to tell Mr. Walcott that the neighbors will call the police and that prompted him to let her go.”
The victim continued to say that he went to the bathroom, and she ran out of the house and hid in a neighbor’s apartment, police said.
If you have information that might be helpful to the police investigation of this domestic violence incident please call the CIB Tip-Line at 340-778-4950, 340-712-6092, Crime- Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 911.
All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this report are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.