Tag: Superior Court of the Virgin Islands

‘Stray Chicken Caper’ Case Thrown Out By Judge After 2 Yard Bird Hunters Jailed

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two men spent Sunday night in jail after police arrested them on suspicion of killing chickens at the Caret Bay bin site. The case began just before 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon, when police received a report of “several Hispanic males in a white truck, with rifles, in the area of the garbage […]

Rattan Man Who Allegedly Sexually Touched Woman In Public Is Arrested

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man is accused of unlawfully sexually touching a woman in public over a year ago, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. Clement Heyliger, 58, of Estate Rattan, was arrested at 3:48 p.m. Friday and charged with first-degree unlawful sexual contact, simple assault and battery, aggravated assault, disturbance of the peace, […]

Annas Retreat Man Who Allegedly Stalked Woman Arrested For Contempt of Court

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man has been arrested after allegedly stalking a woman who took out a protective against him, authorities said. Darrell D. Thomas, 49, of Anna’s Retreat, was arrested at 1:50 a.m. Saturday and charged with contempt of court, the Virgin Islands Police Department said. “Thomas allegedly stalked a victim, showing […]

Altered COVID-19 Tests Put Superior Court Judge At Odds With Prosecutors In Cases

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three more U.S. Virgin Islands tourists have been arrested and charged with submitting altered COVID-19 tests to the territory’s online travel portal, but a Superior Court judge said it appears that two of the travelers may have been scammed by the people who administered their test. The first defendant, Kayla Evemarie Renee […]

Pastory Assault Suspect Charged With Prior St. John Assault Before Being Shot

CRUZ BAY — A St. John assault suspect who pointed a BB gun at Virgin Islands police survived a single gunshot wound fired by one of the officers in Pastory on Friday morning, authorities said. Alex Louis Camsel, 46, of Estate Pastory, is in stable condition at the St. Thomas hospital and will be charged with […]

Fugitive Florida Fashion Designers Won’t Be Extradited After Squatting In Apartment

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A couple who came to St. Thomas from the mainland on a one-way ticket have both been charged with squatting in and damaging a vacant apartment on St. Thomas and each have active warrants for their arrest in Florida, authorities said. Venessa Blanco and DePaul Hendrix, also known as Jamil Ahmad Bryant-Perry, […]

ROOFIE SLIP? Police Investigate Partying Threesome That Ended In Rape On St. Croix: VIPD

KINGSHILL — A police affidavit detailing a rape case on St. Croix includes shocking details about the alleged sexual assault, but the suspect’s defense attorney said Saturday that the case is not as clear-cut as it seems. Timothy A. Morgan, 24, of South Carolina, was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with first-degree rape, first-degree […]

Judge Dismisses Criminal Charges Against Mental Health Patients For Lack Of Local Treatment Options

KINGSHILL — A judge has dismissed criminal charges against two mentally ill defendants because the Virgin Islands government failed to provide them with treatment over the last year. The judge ruled that they are still not competent to stand trial. In recent court hearings, Superior Court Magistrate Judge Ernest Morris, Jr. detailed the many ways […]

Homeless Man Snubs Nose At Court, Vowing To Return To Kmart After Release From Jail Despite Store Ban

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A repeat offender has vowed to return to Kmart once he is released from jail, despite a Superior Court ruling saying he can’t. Leon Alphonso Wilkins, 35, of no fixed address, has been banned from going within 10 feet of all Kmarts in St. Thomas, after two employees testified that he’s been […]

Judge Orders St. Thomas Taxi Driver Not To Take Fares For 3 Months After 2nd DUI Arrest Saturday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas taxi driver has been ordered by a judge not to take fares for three months after being arrested for a second time on drunk driving charges. Melvin Lee James was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Saturday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and negligent driving, Superior Court […]