CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man wanted on kidnapping and sexual assault charges in Florida was found hiding in an athletic building on a university campus in St. Thomas, authorities said.
Masai K. Ubiles, 19, was detained by deputies with the U.S. Marshals Service on Monday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
Ubiles is wanted on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment, according to an active arrest warrant issued by the State of Florida, according to the VIPD.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Bureau received information Thursday that Ubiles was a wanted fugitive from Florida and known to be residing on the island of St. Thomas.
Police learned on Monday that Ubiles was operating a white Toyota Camry in St, Thomas.
The vehicle that Ubiles was operating was observed in the area of the University of the Virgin Islands Field House, according to police.
With the assistance of deputies of the U.S. Marshals Service, Ubiles was apprehended without incident at UVI, VIPD Communications Director Glen Dratte said.
Ubiles was arrested, booked, and processed, according to Dratte.
The suspect now faces charges of being a fugitive from justice, sexual battery and false imprisonment, the police spokesman said.
No bail was set for Ubiles because of the charges against him. He was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.
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UVI is to open to anyone. Unbelievable!
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