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Monday, July 13, 2020

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Lyana Jordan and Jeremiah Serieux

Police Confirm Deaths of Mother and Two Sons Was Homicide

Police have now officially confirmed that the recent St. Croix deaths of Lyana Serieux and her young sons, 10-year old Jordan and 5-year old Jeremiah Serieux were homicide.
Cyril E. King Airport. (Source file photo)

St. Thomas Man Detained After Arrest for Possession

Caheem Johnson, 22, of St. Thomas, was detained Tuesday after his arrest Saturday for possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Victim of Smith Bay Saturday Shooting Dies

A young man who was injured Saturday died at the Schneider Regional Medical Center, the V.I. Police Department reported Tuesday.

VIPD Hope to Confirm Monday ID of One Victim of Double Homicide

The V.I. Police Department hopes to be able to confirm Monday the identity of one of two men killed Friday morning in a shooting in the Smith Bay area, but they have yet to determine anyone who might have known the second victim.
Ron De Lugo Federal Courthouse

California Woman Gets 8 Months on Marijuana Charge

Okeyonna Njoku, 30, of Los Angeles, California, was sentenced Thursday to eight months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

VIPD Arrests Suspect in Fatal Stabbing

Detectives from the V.I. Police Department's Major Crime Unit on Tuesday arrested 53-year-old Robert "Herbie" Moore and charged him with murder in a stabbing that resulted in a death.

Assault Victim Succumbs to Her Injuries

A woman identified as the V.I. Police Department as 47-year-old Nyla Peele died Tuesday of injuries from an assault Monday.
St. Croix District Courthouse

Crack Cocaine Nets Man 24-Month Sentence

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced 24-year-old St. Thomas resident Tolomah Foy to 24 months in prison and five years of supervised release for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.

Man Sentenced for Burglarizing Post Office

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced 34-year-old Selmo Watts to eight months in prison and three years of supervised release for burglarizing a post office.

Two Sentenced for Hobbs Act Robbery and Related Gun Charges

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced two men on Wednesday for their roles in the robbery of two St. Thomas jewelry store. Both robberies involved the use of firearms.

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