June 28, 2017 6:17 am Last modified: 5:43 pm

Woman Charged with Assault in Nightclub Attack

Misaela Melendez (VIPD photo)

Misaela Melendez (VIPD photo)

Miaela Melendez, a 22-year-old St. Croix woman, was arrested Saturday and charged after an incident that took place in May in which she allegedly slashed the face of another woman at a local nightclub.

According to the V.I. Police Department, members from the Criminal Investigation Bureau arrested Melendez on a warrant issued by a Superior Court Magistrate. Police said he attack took place May 13.

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Melendez was charged with third-degree assault and bail was set at $40,000. She was remanded to the Golden Grove Corrections Detention Center pending advice of rights hearing.

Police asked anyone with information about the attack to call the VIPD at 340-778-2211 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477.

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