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Man was Extradited to the Territory to Face Assault Charges

St. Thomas, USVI - On Monday, March 14, 2022, officers from the Forensics Bureau and Callwood Command were conducting a traffic stop when a male grabbed a VIPD Detective in a choke-hold, where the detective was on the verge of losing consciousness and was incapacitated. Officers were able to separate the male from the officer and he was subsequently detained.

Raheem Smith

On August 1, 2023, 26-year-old Raheem Smith was detained in Douglas County, Georgia after a Warrant of Arrest was obtained in regard to this matter. Smith waived extradition and was returned to the territory to face the charges on the warrant, which are Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Aggravated Assault and Battery, Obstruction of Justice, Aiding and Abetting, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, and Possession of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence. His bail was set at $150,000.00 in this matter.

This case is presently under investigation by the of Criminal Investigation Bureau. Anyone with information is urged to call the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5576/5572, 911, Crime Stoppers V.I. at 1 (800) 222-TIPS, the Chief’s Office at (340) 715-5548 or the Commissioner’s Office at (340) 715-5506.

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All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this press release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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