Three Arrested in Two Separate Assault Cases

Three people were arrested and charged in two separate assaults, the V.I. Police Department reported Monday.

On Friday, Anika Daniel, 28, and Jules Illingsworth, 46, were arrested and charged with assault after being positively identified by the victim and witnesses.

Keithroy Chittick told police he was on his way to work Friday morning in the vicinity of the Waterfront area of Banco Popular, when he was assaulted by Illingsworth and Daniel, his former girlfriend. According to the report, the victim was punched in the face and assaulted with a machete.

Police said Chittick was able to flee from his attackers and ran from Raadet’s Gade to Riise Alley as the two pursued him in a white jeep. Daniel then jumped from the vehicle to continue her assault, and two bystanders intervened and phoned an ambulance for the victim, police said.

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According to the attending physician at the Schneider Regional Medical Center, the victim sustained a deep laceration to his left forearm and left hand in the assault.

Daniel was charged with first-degree assault/domestic violence and held with no bail. She was turned over to the Bureau of Corrections. Illingsworth was charged with third-degree assault and his bail was set at $80,000.

At 7:20 a.m. Sunday, police arrested 56-year-old Lawrence King and charged him with simple assault/domestic violence and detained him without bail.

According to the preliminary report, King grabbed his sister by the neck and threw her onto the living room couch.

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