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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Assistant U.S. Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 38, of the Dominican Republic was arrested yesterday and charged in a criminal complaint with one count of alien harboring for financial gain and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An Ohio native was given a half year in prison for being a sex offender in the territory, authorities said. Jeffrey Cole, 57, of Colombus, Ohio, was sentenced Tuesday on a conviction for failing to register as a sex offender, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominica native was arrested hiding in a gut at a housing project after first leading federal and local law enforcement authorities on a vehicular chase that ended with the suspects firing shots at officers. Some suspects remain at large after the incident. The Virgin Islands Police Department

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court that he tried to smuggle about 42 pounds of cocaine from St. Thomas to Florida, authorities said. Mikhail “NastyMik” Munoz, 31, of Campo Rico, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix bookkeeper admitted in federal court that she stole $85,510 in charitable donations intended for the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix in 2014 and 2015. Kira Lee Encarnacion, 41, of St. Croix pled guilty on July 26 in U.S. District Court to one count of federal program

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man who went on a wild shootout near Sunny Isle Shopping Center and once convicted of that escapade, escaped from prison two days later, had an additional 2.33 years in prison tacked on to the time he will have to serve. Nathaniel “Jahreek” Thomas,

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FREDERIKSTED — Alert police seeing a black Honda driving without license plates late Tuesday night conducted a traffic stop near the Captain Morgan Rum Distillery and allegedly found two St. Croix men with handguns, authorities said. Jareem Tutein, 22, the driver of the car, was arrested and charged with unauthorized

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CHRISTIANSTED — A federal judge today gave a Puerto Rico man 11.25 years in prison for trying to bring 661.387 pounds of cocaine to the region, authorities said. Anibal Vega-Arizmendi, 29, of Culebra, was sentenced to 135 months in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix convicted felon admitted in federal court today that he hid a semi-automatic weapon in a shipment of tools to St. Croix, authorities said. William Payne, 39, of St. Croix, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one federal count of possession of a firearm by

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CHRISTIANSTED — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said that Samuel Melendez, 43, of St. Croix pleaded guilty in federal court today to unlawful possession of a firearm in a school zone. According to court documents, on October 8, 2018, Virgin Island Police officers responded to the H & R Supermarket

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