81.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, June 26, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesSt. Croix Man Charged with Assaulting Police

St. Croix Man Charged with Assaulting Police

Marcos Bennett of Estate La Grande Princess was arrested Thursday after he allegedly struck an officer who stopped the vehicle he was operating because of an expired registration sticker, the V.I. Police Department said.

According to police, officers on patrol reported they saw a white Suzuki Sidekick with expired tags driving in the area of Five Corners in Christiansted about 5 p.m. Police said they indicated to the driver that he should stop the vehicle.

The driver, who was later identified as Bennett, attempted to hit the patrol car with his vehicle but the officer took evasive action and avoided the vehicle.

Bennett allegedly drove away and officers gave chase. Bennett eventually stopped the car and got out, the report said.

Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)

Police reported that when they approached Bennett, he punched the officers before he could be subdued and arrested.

Bennett was charged with third-degree assault and placed on $25,000 bail. He was remanded to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending further court action.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.




Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
This message is only visible to admins.
Problem displaying Facebook posts.
Error: Server configuration issue