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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by former Bureau of Motor Vehicles Director Jerris Browne, leaving the door open for prosecutors to refile criminal charges against him, as first reported in the V.I. Daily News. Browne was one of three men accused in June

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KINGSHILL — A Superior Court judge allowed a man facing 37 years in prison to be released pre-trial after posting only $1,500 bond. Myles Arnold, 21, of St. Croix, appeared in Superior Court Judge Judge Jessica Gallivan’s courtroom via teleconference from the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on Monday. Arnold

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KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man already facing domestic violence charges was arrested again after police said he assaulted the same victim in violation of a protective order. Esteban Diaz Jr. was arrested Tuesday and charged with four crimes of domestic violence — first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, aggravated assault and battery,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominica native arrested for assault in December has been arrested for stealing a car and setting it on fire after a beach date ended badly, authorities said Aretha Defoe, 53, of Anna’s Retreat, was arrested at 2 a.m. Wednesday and charged with second-degree arson, destruction of

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who had been previously convicted of attempted robbery, pleaded guilty to an illegal gun charge in federal court, authorities said. Lionel Woodley, 35, of St. Croix, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., in U.S. District Court on St. Croix and entered a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Superior Court judge ordered a Chicago tourist to fly back home as punishment after a brutal drunken assault of a woman celebrating her birthday in Peterborg, authorities said. The tourist, a truck driver from Illinois, was charged with domestic violence assault and subsequently tested positive for

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man arrested earlier this month for assaulting a woman on St. Thomas was arrested again Wednesday after police say he ignored his court-ordered curfew and a restraining order when he broke into the victim’s home, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Ted Nathan, 31, of Estate

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said Sunday that Governor Albert Bryan has prevailed in a lawsuit filed in Superior Court of the Virgin Islands. The Superior Court ruled that Act No. 8438 violates the separation of powers doctrine under the Revised Organic Act and is therefore

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who is awaiting trial for an armed jewelry store robbery has been arrested on domestic violence-related charges, authorities said. Shemelle Isaac, 29, of Hospital Ground was arrested at 12:25 p.m. Sunday and charged with simple assault-domestic violence and damage to property-domestic violence, the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Attorney General Denise George announced the Department of Justice’s arrest of a man who misrepresented himself as a licensed contractor to perform work repairs to the homes of five St. Thomas families. Henry Peters was arrested on Monday for operating an illegal enterprise in the V.I. and

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