St. Thomas man charged with assault in April stabbing


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ST. THOMAS - A St. Thomas man was advised of his rights Monday on a charge of first-degree assault in connection with an April stabbing.

Diallos Rios, 36, of Kirwan Terrace was arrested at 10:12 p.m. Friday and charged with first-degree assault, third-degree assault and three counts of using a dangerous weapon in the commission of a crime of violence.

In documents filed with the court, V.I. Police detective Sofia Rachid said on April 19, a man was taken to Schneider Hospital with a stab wound to the left, lower part of his abdomen.

He told police that he was walking with a 14-year-old boy on Kanal Gade, behind Dober Elementary School, when a man he identified as Rios tried to pin him to the wall with his Jeep.

Rios got out of the car and accused the victim of setting him up with "some housing dude" and a fight ensued, according to the victim's statement. Rios flicked out a knife with a brown handle and stabbed the victim once in the lower abdomen, according to the statement.

V.I. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Carolyn Hermon-Percell signed the arrest warrant for Rios on May 16, the same day he was arrested. Bail was set at $75,000.

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