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St. Croix Man Found Guilty of Possession Cocaine Base (“Crack”) and Assaulting Virgin Islands Police Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Virgin Islands

St. Croix, USVI – Jimmy Davis, 41, of St. Croix, has been found guilty after a jury trial in the St. Croix District Court of one count of  Possession of Cocaine and one count of Aggravated Assault and Battery, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.  The jury trial lasted a total of five days, commencing on April 8, 2019, and concluding on April 12, 2019.  An additional charge was dismissed.

According to trial testimony, on February 26, 2018, Virgin Islands Police Department officers arrested Jimmy Davis, on an outstanding Superior Court warrant.  At the time of his arrest, officers located of 9.61 grams of crack cocaine in the Davis’s front right pants pocket.  The DEA Southeast Laboratory in Miami, Florida subsequently analyzed the crack cocaine and confirmed it to be cocaine base, a Schedule II controlled substance.

While Davis was being processed and booked at the police department following his February of 2018 arrest on the drug charges, he became belligerent and violent.  According to trial testimony, Davis verbally threatened and then intentionally kicked Officer Travis Herbert in the right thigh area. 

The possession offense carries a term of imprisonment of up to 1 year and a fine of up to $1,000.  The aggravated assault and battery offense also carries a term of imprisonment of up to 1 year and a fine of up to $500.  Sentencing is scheduled for August 14, 2019.

The Virgin Islands Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigated the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Daniel H. Huston and Alphonso G. Andrews prosecuted the case.

Updated April 15, 2019