Tag: Superior Court of the Virgin Islands

Man Jealous Of Girlfriend With Coed Workplace Charged In Brutal Rape, Assault

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man was arrested Tuesday and charged with brutally beating and raping a woman who told police she was in fear for her life after his repeated assaults. Marcus Gomez, 39, of Mon Bijou, was charged with several domestic violence crimes, including first-degree rape, first-degree assault, first-degree unlawful sexual contact, simple […]

Can VIDOJ Prosecute Child Sex Crime Case When St. Thomas Man Has Identical Twin?

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Although Dwight E. Isaac was arrested in April and charged with first-degree unlawful sexual contact, the Virgin Islands Police Department only released that information to Twitter in a late night post. The VIPD did not release the public information about Isaac through the normal media channels, such as emails sent to reporters […]

Branches Of USVI Government Fight For Control Over WAPA … In Court

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Branches of the Virgin Islands’ government are struggling for control over the territory’s beleaguered Water and Power Authority. The governor is preparing a suit to reverse a law the legislature passed August 3 by overriding his veto. And on Monday, Virgin Islands Senator Kenneth Gittens responded by calling for the Legislature to […]

Nurses Union Takes A Shot Against Hospital’s Mandatory Vaccine Policy; But Judge Expected To Jab Back

CHRISTIANSTED — The union representing Virgin Islands nurses has filed an emergency motion asking a judge to block hospitals from requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. The hospitals notified staff on Aug. 6 that they must take the COVID-19 vaccine or “risk termination if not fully vaccinated by September 24,” which […]

New York Realtor Goes From Hot Tub To Cooling Her Heels In Jail After Beach Blast

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New York socialite went from lounging in the hot tub of The Ritz-Carlton to spending the night in a jail cell, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.. Charlotte DePersia, 68, of East Hampton, was arrested at around 7:28 p.m. Thursday and charged with interfering with an officer and disobeying a lawful […]

RE/MAX Broker Still Hasn’t Had Trial 11 Years After Fleeing St. Thomas With Millions

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas real estate broker who allegedly stole millions of dollars from her RE/MAX clients still has not gone to trial — about a year after she was last scheduled to do so. The criminal case against former real estate agent Rosemary Sauter-Frett might never go to trial — as more […]

Male Nurse Nabbed With Machine Gun Faces ‘Significant’ Jail Time After Arrest

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A male nurse with no criminal history is facing significant prison time after police say they found illegal guns in his apartment at Oswald Harris Court, as first reported in the Daily News. E’Jaiey Grant, 24, of Charlotte Amalie, was arrested Friday and charged with possession of a machine gun, possession of […]

2 Men Take Arawak Names And Use New Zealand Language In Bid To Avoid Prison

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two St. Thomas men are claiming to be Arawak warriors in a bid to avoid jail time, as first reported in the Daily News. This controversy over indigenous affiliations has came to the forefront at Superior Court on St. Thomas recently, as two men say their rights are being violated because the […]

Man Who Claims To Be A CIA ‘Slave,’ Arrested For Failure To Pay Meal Tab

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Kansas native who slashed a St. Thomas restaurant owner with a knife over an unpaid meal tab will undergo a court-ordered mental health evaluation. Micah J. Nofsinger, 26, of Kansas City, was arrested at about 11 p.m. Saturday and charged with third-degree assault and using a dangerous weapon, the Virgin Islands […]

St. Croix Man Accepts Plea Deal In 2017 Killing Of Gregory Barnes In Watergut

KINGSHILL — A St. Croix man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for the 2017 shooting death of 36-year-old Gregory Barnes, court records indicate. Elwood Canton Jr., 66, was initially arrested and charged with second-degree murder and five related crimes, Superior Court documents said. In a plea agreement signed April 8, Canton admitted to killing […]