A St. Croix man was arrested in Tampa, Florida, returned to the U.S. Virgin Islands Friday on a Superior Court warrant charging him with being involved in an incident that took place in Frederiksted in early 2015.
Mario Daniels Jr., 24, was arrested on a warrant charging him with third-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment. Before police obtained the warrant Daniels had left the territory. He was picked up on a traffic stop in Tampa and held through a check of the National Crime Information Center.
He was held in Tampa until he waived extradition and was returned to the territory on Friday.
“The Virgin Islands Police Department will continue to implement the further use of technology in both its crime prevention and apprehension efforts," Police Commissioner Delroy Richards, said. "NCIC , is a computerize central database of documented criminal justice information available and serves as the lifeline of virtually every law enforcement agency in the United States 24 hours a day.”
Daniels was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Facility, unable to post the $125,000 bail.
Police urged anyone with information about any crime in the territory to \contact the VIPD at at 340-774-2211 in St. Thomas or 340-778-2211 on St. Croix, or call 911 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers VI, at 1-800-222-8477.