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Second Suspect Arrested in Beating of Elderly Man

St. Thomas, USVI - On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at approximately 6:11 p.m., 31-year-old Yoshiri Rivera was placed under arrest and charged with Assault First, Assault Third, Aiding and abetting, Elderly Abuse, and Disturbance of the Peace after being observed on camera footage beating an elderly male repeatedly with a chain. Ms. Rivera turned herself in to the authorities and she was read her Warning as to Rights and turned over to the Bureau of Correction. Her bail was set at $75,000.00.

Any persons having information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211 ext. 5535. They can also contact 911, Crime Stoppers VI, 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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