Davis Convicted of Possessing Cocaine, Assaulting Officer

Jimmy Davis, a 41-year-old St. Croix man, was found guilty by a jury in the St. Croix District Court of one count of possession of cocaine and one count of aggravated assault and battery, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Monday in a news release.

The jury trial lasted five days, commencing on April 8 and concluding April 12. An additional charge was dismissed.

According to trial testimony, on Feb. 26, 2018, officers from the Virgin Islands Police Department arrested Davis on an outstanding Superior Court warrant. At the time of his arrest, officers found 9.61 grams of crack cocaine in Davis’s front right pants pocket. The DEA Southeast Laboratory in Miami, Florida subsequently analyzed the crack cocaine and confirmed it to be cocaine base, a Schedule II controlled substance.

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While Davis was being processed and booked at the police department following his February 2018 arrest, he became belligerent and violent, police said. According to trial testimony, Davis verbally threatened and then intentionally kicked Officer Travis Herbert in the right thigh area.

The possession offense carries a term of imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of as much as $1,000. The aggravated assault and battery offense also carries a term of imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of as much as $500. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 14.

The VIPD and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Daniel H. Huston and Alphonso G. Andrews prosecuted the case.

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