Superior Court News
FREDERIKSTED — Two St. Croix brothers were arrested in a 24-hour period and charged in connection to the shooting of an innocent female bystander at Walter I.M. Hodge Pavilion on Wednesday, authorities said. The unidentified woman survived the shooting. Rahkeem S. Swanston, 20, of Estate Whim was arrested at 10:15
FREDERIKSTED — An innocent female bystander was shot in the back after “several men” started damaging a man’s vehicle in a Smithfield housing project to lure him into a shooting ambush on Wednesday morning, authorities said. The shooting victim remains in stable condition today after undergoing surgery at the hospital.
CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man accused of murder in March of 2018 was roaming free to try to kill someone again yesterday. The 911 Emergency Call Center received notification of shots fired in the Ruby M. Rouss Housing Community at 9:44 p.m. Monday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Florida native has been charged with holding his girlfriend against her will in a St. Thomas apartment — repeatedly assaulting her — and not allowing her contact with the outside world for “several days,” official and social media sources said. Joseph Henschel, 44, currently of Trujillo
FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix woman allegedly voided transactions so a Home Depot customer could leave without paying for $400 in goods was arrested on Thursday morning, authorities said. Marisa Parrilla, 54, of Grove Place was arrested at 10:52 a.m. Thursday and charged with embezzlement by clerk/employee and petit larceny,
KINGSHILL — In a sign of desperation a day after Superior Court Judge Kathleen Mackay extended a temporary restraining order against John Canegata, the disputed Virgin Islands Republican Party chairman resorted to racial slurs. Responding to a Facebook comment on his page, Canegata described Gordon Ackley, who was the only
FREDERIKSTED — Two men have been arrested and a male minor has been detained in connection to a shooting of two women in Estate Paradise on Friday afternoon, authorities said. Jiovani Smith, 20, of Mount Pleasant and Calijah Brewley, 19, of Marley Homes were arrested Friday and charged with first-degree
KINGSHILL — A temporary restraining order was issued late Friday by Superior Court Judge Kathleen Mackay at the behest of Gordon Ackley and other local Republicans after John Canegata sought to remain in office as territorial Republican chairman by canceling the Republican primary election. The order bars Canegata and Robert
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman who was allegedly captured on video stealing a purse with cash and other valuables in it was arrested by police Wednesday night, authorities said. Kathlyn Reynolds, 32, of Estate Frydendahl, was arrested at 7:50 p.m. Wednesday and charged with grand larceny, the Virgin
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — When the Attorney General of the Virgin Islands filed a civil enforcement action under the Virgin Islands Criminally Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against the Epstein Estate and six other related companies based in the Virgin Islands in January 2020, the Attorney General’s Office committed to advocate