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St. Thomas Man Charged with Burglary and Kidnapping

June 15, 2021

ST. THOMAS, USVI – On June 13, Simon L. Rawlins, Jr., age 33 of Thomasville Apartments, turned himself in to police after learning that he was wanted. He was subsequently arrested, charged with 1st Degree Burglary, Kidnapping, Simple Assault, Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition, and Disturbance of the Peace.

Simon L. Rawlins, Jr.

Contact was made with the victim, an adult female, at the Roy L. Schneider Regional Medical Center on June 12. The victim stated that Rawlins, who is her boyfriend, found her at a friend’s residence and forced her into his truck at gunpoint. The victim stated that she managed to escape and approached officers to advise them of what happened.

Rawlins was jailed without bail, in accordance with the territory’s domestic violence laws, pending his Advice of Rights hearing.

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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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