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Woman arrested after ‘brawl’ lands one in hospital

September 1st, 2018 | Tags:
Criminal Investigations Bureau detectives, followed up on the case and discovered that one of the female suspects involved was 23-year-old Misaela Melendez. Photo: VI CONSORTIUM
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FREDRIKSTED, St Croix, USVI - A woman was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and possession of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime, after allegedly joining with another suspect to beat a woman, which led to the victim’s hospitalisation for a laceration in her upper body, VIPD Public Information Officer Glen, Dratte, has announced.

According to police, on Wednesday August 29, 2018, at 4:30 PM, officers from the Ancilmo Marshall Command Police Station were dispatched to an assault victim who was at the Juan F. Luis Hospital, receiving care.

Upon arrival to the medical facility, officers made contact with a female victim who was being treated for a laceration to her upper body.

The victim stated that she was assaulted by two females while she was “hanging out” at the El Rincon Bar located in Fredriksted.

Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) detectives, followed up on the case and discovered that one of the female suspects involved was 23-year-old Misaela Melendez, according to Mr Dratte.

An arrest warrant was issued by a Superior Court Magistrate for the arrest of Ms Melendez on Wednesday.

And on Thursday at approximately 12:43 PM, CIB detectives made contact with Ms Melendez, served her with the warrant and placed her under arrest.

The suspect was authorised to be released on her own recognizance by a magistrate of the court under the condition that she appears at the Superior Court on the date of her advisement hearing, Mr. Dratte said.

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