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VIPD Officers Make Arrest of Man on St. Thomas

September 23, 2019

ST. THOMAS – On Saturday, September 21, 2019 at approximately 12:07 p.m., Virgin Islands Police Department Patrol Officers from the Richard N. Callwood Command responded to 911 Emergency Call Center that directed officers to the Bonne Esperance area in reference to a dispute between neighbors. Malakai George, 33, of Bonne Esperance was arrested and charged with Assault in the 3rd Degree.

Suspect
Malakai George

Upon arrival officers encountered the victim who told officers that when he arrived at his residence he was approached by his neighbor, George, who began screaming at him for no apparent reason. He then attempted to avoid George by going into to his residence. The victim told officers that George grabbed him around the neck and began to choke him to a point where he was unable to breathe. As a result of the choke hold, he blacked out for an unknown period. When he regained his faculties, he stated that his wife told him that the police were on their way.

Officers contacted George in the area of Bonne Esperance where he was transported to the Criminal Investigation Bureau. He was advised of his rights during his arrest for Assault in the 3rd Degree. George was turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advice of Rights Hearing.

Anyone having any information about this incident or any other crime please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340)774-2211 ext. 5579 or the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340)714-9807. You can also contact Crime Stoppers VI at 1(800)222-8477 or 911.

The Virgin Islands Police Department is always urging the community to refrain from physical altercations, exercise restraint and practice conflict resolution.

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