Category: Superior Court News

Man Tagged For DUI Works As A ‘Health Coordinator’ For FEMA

FREDERIKSTED — The man arrested in connection to a DUI incident this weekend works as a “health coordinator” for FEMA, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Andre Gregory Ettienne, 49, of Hannah’s Rest told police that he is employed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in that capacity. Etienne explained to arresting officers who […]

FEMA ‘Health Coordinator’ Who Passed Out At The Wheel of His SUV Charged With DUI

FREDERIKSTED — A FEMA “health coordinator” on St. Croix faces a DUI charge after allegedly passing out behind the wheel early Friday on Grove Place Road near The Market in Estate Plessen, authorities said. Andre G. Ettienne, 49, of Hannah’s Rest, was arrested at 12:34 a.m. Friday and charged with driving under the influence of […]

St. Croix Woman Arrested In Florida On Elderly Abuse Charges

KINGSHILL —  A woman in Florida was arrested based on a Virgin Islands Superior Court warrant accusing her and a co-defendant of financial fraud and exploitation of an elderly man on St. Croix between 2018 & 2019, Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said.Lissette Algarin-Felix, 52, waived an extradition hearing held in Florida and will […]

Voodoo Priest and Ranger American Security Guard Guilty In Murder of STT Restaurant Owner

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Despite conflicting accounts of what transpired — and a missing knife — a voodoo priest and his Ranger American security guard lover have been found guilty in a cold case homicide 17 years old. A Virgin Islands Superior Court jury found Jacques Cajuste and Viviane Stuart guilty of murder after a stabbing […]

Man Who Pointed Gun At Diamond Attendant Arrested On Warrant

CHRISTIANSTED — A man who allegedly pointed a gun at an Estate Diamond attendant is now in official custody, authorities said. Roy John-Baptiste, 35, was arrested at 4:28 p.m. Friday and charged with third-degree assault, unauthorized possession of a firearm and aiming a firearm, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “On April 16, 2021, Mr. John-Baptiste […]

Man Calling On His Brother Late At Night Leads To Knock-Down Drag-Out Fight

FREDERIKSTED — A brother asking to see his fraternal sibling late at night caused police to be summoned to a house in Sion Farm where two brothers engaged in a knock-down, drag out fight on Thursday, authorities said. Wayne Sobratti, Jr. of St. Croix was arrested and charged with third-degree assault-domestic violence, simple assault and […]

Jury Finds Malik Iles Guilty of Murder

KINGSHILL — A Superior Court judge found 22-year-old Malik Iles guilty of murder for a shooting on January 11, 2020, that left 34-year-old Ray Thomas dead.The trial before Judge Douglas Brady began on Monday in Superior Court on St,Croix. On Wednesday, the Defendant was found guilty on five counts of a seven-countInformation: Murder in Second […]

Photo of Homeless Denizen of Hospital Who Tried To Grab Nurse’s Breast

CHRISTIANSTED — A homeless man who tried to grab a nurse’s breast as she and two other health care workers tried to bathe him at the hospital was arrested Monday night, court records indicate. Dwight Halbert, of no fixed address, was arrested at 7:45 p.m. Monday and charged with first-degree attempted unlawful sexual contact and attempted simple […]

Contant Man Arrested For Slashing Victim With Machete As He Slept In An Abandoned Motel

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who viciously hacked and slashed a male with a machete as he slept in an abandoned motel — leaving him critically injured — is now in official custody. Deon Clendinen, of Contant, was arrested at 5 p.m. Tuesday and charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault, mayhem, and carrying […]

‘King Craig’ Ignores Judge’s Order, Smoking Pot As He Paraded Around St. Thomas Gallivanting With His Girlfriend And A Gun

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man wearing a GPS bracelet was caught by police gallivanting around St. Thomas, smoking pot as he drove with his girlfriend and a gun, defying a judge’s order forbidding his movement, authorities said. Members of the Virgin Islands Police Department Operation Gridlock Task Force were conducting Traffic Enforcement on the Rhymer […]