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Two STT Men Charged in Separate Assault Cases

The V.I. Police Department on Monday arrested two men, Jose Garcia Jr., 28, and St. Bernard Terrell, 64, and charged them with assault in two different incidents, the police reported.

Jose A. Garcia, Jr. (VIPD photo)
Jose A. Garcia Jr. (VIPD photo)

Jose A. Garcia
At 6:15 a.m. Monday detectives from the VIPD’s Domestic Violence Unit arrested Jose A. Garcia Jr., age 28 of Hospital Ground, and charged him with simple assault/domestic violence.

According to police, the victim reported that she had been assaulted by Garcia, who is her daughter’s father, at the bus stop at Nisky Center. Garcia struck the victim in the face with a closed fist, causing injuries, police said. The victim was transported to the Schneider Regional Hospital via ambulance to be treated for her injuries.

No bail was set for Garcia as per local domestic violence statutes, and he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing.

St. Bernard Terrell (VIPD photo)
St. Bernard Terrell (VIPD photo)

St. Bernard G. Terrell
Police on St. Thomas arrested St. Bernard G. Terrell, age 64 of Smith Bay, at 9 p.m. Monday and charged him with third-degree assault.

According to the V.I. Police Department, the victim of the assault, whose name was not released in accordance with department policy, reported that as he walked into the Lone Eagle Superette store in Smith Bay he got into a verbal altercation with Terrell. According to the victim, Terrell went to his vehicle and came back with two weapons, at which time a scuffle ensued. The victim sustained several injuries about the body from the weapons used by Terrell, police said.

After onlookers parted the altercation, Terrell fled the area in a vehicle in an unknown direction.

Officers found Terrell a few hours later and placed him under arrest. Bail for Terrell was set at $25,000. He was unable to post bail, so he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing.

Police urged anyone with information about the incident to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 ext. 5608 or the anonymous tip services, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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