Category: Superior Court News

VIDOJ Agents Arrest St. Croix Man For Failure To Register As A Sex Offender

KINGSHILL — A registered sex offender was arrested on St. Croix for failing to tell local authorities where he was living currently. Carl Nicholas Decicco, 37, of Bethlehem Village, was arrested Tuesday for failure to comply with registration requirements for sex offenders in the territory, Virgin Islands Attorney General Denise George said. Decicco was taken […]

18-Year-Old Arrested for Discharging Machine Gun In St. Thomas: VIPD 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Ja’Haile “Pitch” Clendenin was taken into custody pursuant to an arrest warrant issued by the Magistrate Division of the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands on Friday, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Investigation revealed that Clendenin was in possession of a machine gun and Illegally Discharging it in the area Altona and Welgunst […]

GERS Chief Preparing $7.7 Million Lawsuit Against WAPA For Payment Failures

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Government Employees Retirement System of the Virgin Islands is preparing a lawsuit against the financially-strapped Water and Power Authority for about $7.7 million in past due money. At issue are past due employees’ and employer’s contributions and employees’ loans as well interest on these sums. WAPA has failed to forward the […]

Underwear Clad Intruder Under Arrest For Attempted Murder After Shooting Father

FREDERIKSTED — The underwear clad intruder who startled a homeowner in Whim Thursday was re-arrested early Saturday morning after violating the terms of his release. Jelani James, 44, while appearing before Superior Court Magistrate Judge Brow Ross, was released into the custody of his father during his advice of rights hearing on Friday,  The father called […]

Raj Darnell White Was Facing 17 Years In Prison For Gun Possession When Shot Dead

KINGSHILL — Raj Darnell White — the St. Croix man shot dead washing his car late Monday afternoon in Barren Spot — was facing 17 years in prison on gun and ammunition possession charges in Superior Court, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. White, 21, of Estate Barren Spot, had his mother post $500 […]

Lax Security At Superior Court Leads To Victim Being Threatened By ‘Fathead’ During Recess

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Superior Court marshals were not on top of their game when they allowed the victims of a crime to be threatened by the defendant during a court recess in St. Thomas late Wednesday afternoon. The victims told police they were present at the Alexander Farrelly Justice Complex about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when they were […]

AG: VIDOJ Agents Arrest Ricardo Algarin In Florida For Financial Exploitation of Old Man

Arrest Warrant issued for his sister, Lissette Felix KINGSHILL — V.I. Attorney General Denise George announces the arrest by V.I. Department of Justice (VIDOJ) Special Agents of a man charged with financial exploitation and defrauding an elderly man by taking advantage of the man’s deteriorated condition. VIDOJ Special agents arrested Ricardo Algarin on April 6, […]

U.S. Marshals Service Tracked St. Croix Murder Suspect As He Fled From Iowa To California

CHRISTIANSTED — Tyler Delroy Smith, 32, was arrested Monday by the Barstow Police Department and charged with first-degree murder, assault I the first degree, and third-degree assault, Acting U.S. Marshal Jeremy Honaker said today. Smith was arrested based on information obtained through joint investigative efforts of the Virgin Islands Police Department and the U.S. Marshals’ […]

Williams Delight Man Accused Of Throwing Mother To Ground Over Possible Stolen Items

FREDERIKSTED — Police are investigating after a St. Croix man was accused of throwing his mother to the ground after a verbal dispute in Williams Delight. Eduardo Torres Abreau, of Williams Delight, is charged with simple assault and battery-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. The 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched officers to a […]

St. Thomas Man Who Threatened Witnesses With Death Over Jail Phone Gets 2.75 Years

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who threatened trial witnesses with death before they were to testify against him in court got nearly three years in prison from a federal judge, authorities said. Yamini Potter, 36, of Charlotte Amalie, was sentenced to 33 months in prison for his convictions of obtaining money by false […]