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Man Arrested in Frenchtown Assault

Police on St. Thomas on Wednesday arrested Craig Abbott, 34 of Estate Hull Bay, and charged him he was identified as the suspect who stabbed a man several times during an altercation Tuesday in Frenchtown.

According to the report from the V.I. Police Department, at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday the victim, who is a local entertainer, had just finished his performance in Frenchtown when a man he didn’t know bumped into him. The unknown man then approached him and called him a derogatory name.

The victim said he told the suspect, that he didn’t want any problems and the suspect kept advancing towards him. At that time, the victim said he saw that the suspect had a knife in his hand. The victim in turn picked up a bottle because it appeared that the suspect wanted to challenge him.

The victim, whose name was not released by police, told officers the unknown man, now identified as Craig Abbott, charged at him with the knife in hand and a fight ensued. The victim said Abbott held him by his dreadlocks and the two of them fell forward onto the ground.

When he stood up, the victim said, he realized he’d been stabbed.

The victim was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center where he was treated for several stab wounds.

Bail for Abbott was set at $100,000, and the suspect was turned over to the Bureau of Corrections.

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