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 threatened by defendant Ky’mani Dolphin during a recess at a pending Superior Court proceeding, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
“As this is an ongoing situation, they are now in fear for their lives due to Dolphin’s behavior,” VIPD Communications Director Glen Dratte said.
Ky’Mani “Fathead” Dolphin, 20, of St. Thomas, was arrested at the Alexander Farrelly Justice Complex at 5:00 p.m. Thursday and charged with Retaliating Against/Threatening a Witness, Preventing/Dissuading Witness from attending Trail, and Disturbance of the peace, according to the VIPD.
On May 5, 2019, Dolphin was one of two males accused of putting a gun to a man’s head and robbing him of cash, jewelry and a cell phone at night during Carnival, Superior Court records indicate.
The security guards of the Superior Court Marshals Division are widely-perceived to be the only poorly-trained, unprofessional and informally-supervised peace officers in the territory.
Bail for Dolphin was set at $10,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights Hearing.
This case is currently under active investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Anyone with any information regarding this crime is urged to contact 911, Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 or Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477.