A woman was treated for several stab wounds early Monday morning after a confrontation at a club and two brothers were arrested and charged with assault.
According to the V.I. Police Department, officers were dispatched by the 911 emergency call center to a disturbance at the Playaz Club in the Diamond Crest Mall in Sunny Isles. Dispatchers received a second notification that the victim of a stabbing that’d occurred at the nightclub was being treated at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital’s emergency room.
At the hospital, officers met with the victim, a 27-year old woman who said she and a group of friends had been at the club when one of the suspects began offering the women drinks. The group of women declined, but the suspect began offering them drinks individually.
She said she and the suspect became embroiled in a confrontation, at which time he brandished a knife and began swiping wildly at her, wounding her several times with the blade. The women attempted to leave the premises but were warned not to, because the suspect had been seen outside discharging gunfire.
The suspect, accompanied by another man, eventually left the area and the women were able to transport their wounded friend to the hospital.
The officers were given a description of the suspects and, moments later, the two men were spotted at the Gateway Service Station in Peter’s Rest. They later were positively identified as the pair from the club, according to police.
Markel Joseph, 18, of LaGrande Princesse was arrested and charged with third-degree assault for the stabbing and discharging of gunfire, while his brother, Darwin Williams Jr., 22, of Estate Glynn was arrested and charged with being accessory after the fact. Bail for each was set at $25,000 and both men were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending their advice of rights hearing.