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Man Pleads Guilty to Reentry by an Alien

James Charlery, 53, was sentenced Wednesday on charges of reentry by an alien after removal and being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced in a news release issued Friday.
Osvaldo M. Tavarez (VIPD photo)

Tavarez Charged with Aggravated Rape of 14-Year-Old

Officers from the Criminal Investigation Bureau on St. Thomas arrested 47-year-old Osvaldo M. Tavarez Saturday after he admitted to having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl a month ago, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Ritter Pleads Guilty to Firearm Charge

Dale Ritter, 53, of St. Croix, entered a guilty plea Friday in District Count to one federal count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and one local count of illegal use of utility equipment, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Monday.

Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Cocaine

Winston DeCastro, 46, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty in District Court on Tuesday to one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

Greer Gets 10 Years for Biting Off Piece of Man’s Ear

V.I. Superior Court Judge Kathleen Mackay on Tuesday sentenced Emanuel Greer to 10 years in prison for an ear-biting incident that occurred in June 2016, according to the V.I. Department of Justice.

Federal Jury Convicts Man of Gun Charges

After a two-day trial, a federal jury on Tuesday found Nathaniel Thomas, Jr., 28, of St. Croix, guilty of three gun charges, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.
Blake E. Knox

Police Charge Man with Domestic Violence Assault

The V.I. Police Department on Monday arrested 30-year-old Blake Knox and charged him with second-degree assault/domestic violence.
Kevon Barclette

Police Seek Runaway Teen Kevon Barclette

The V.I. Police Department is looking for what it called a runaway teen. Police said 16-year-old Kevon Barclette was last seen in the area of the Seaplane shuttle, by the Tortola wharf on St. Thomas.

Two Sentenced in Separate District Court Cases

Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced two men in separate cases in U.S. District Court, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

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