2 Crucians face charges in unrelated attacks with beer bottles
Published: October 18, 2013
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ST. CROIX - Two people appeared in Magistrate Court on Thursday morning, charged in connection with unrelated attacks on others with a beer bottle.
Eugene Mason, 25, of Peter's Rest was arrested at 5:39 p.m. Wednesday and charged with third-degree assault after he was identified by several people as the person who attacked another man with a beer bottle inside a bar.
According to police, Mason walked into the bar where several people were gathered and grabbed a beer from one of the men. When the man protested and demanded that Mason gave him back his beer, Mason hit him over the head with a beer bottle, causing a laceration to the back of his head then left the location on foot.
The man refused medical attention, according to police.
Mason was located at his home, not too far away, and was arrested.
Police said when Mason was taken into custody, he was found in possession of 19 small bags of marijuana and a small amount of money and was subsequently arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
Earlier in the day, at 11:39 a.m., police arrested Olivia Joseph, 28, of Estate Whim and charged her with third-degree assault and possession of a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence.
In her case, police said a woman reported to police that she was at a Mount Pleasant bar Monday and went to use the bathroom. She said when she left the bathroom, Joseph ran up to her and struck her in the head with a beer bottle then left the area.
The woman told police that she knew Joseph and had previous altercations with her.
Police said the woman received a contusion to her forehead and a laceration to her face as a result of the assault.
According to police, Joseph managed to elude police for two days when they searched for her at her home and at other locations she frequents.
On Wednesday, police found her at her job and arrested her.
Magistrate Jessica Gallivan set bail at $25,000 for each of the defendants and allowed them to sign unsecured bonds in the amount of bail.
- Contact reporter Fiona Stokes at 714-9149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.