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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested two murder suspects from the Virgin Islands on Thursday, November 3, 2022.
Deputies, supported by K-9 and Drone units, responded to a residence at 107 Arizona Avenue in Lakeland and quickly arrested the suspects, 30-year old Jonathan Rivera and his girlfriend 28-year old N’zinger Williams at about 5:16 pm.
Both suspects were taken to the PCSO Sheriff’s Processing Center to be booked-in and will await extradition to the Virgin Islands.
“The suspects are wanted for the murder of a 28-year old St. Croix man in June of this year. They are both from the Virgin Islands and came here in late June apparently thinking Polk County would be a good place to flee to. They were obviously wrong.” – Grady Judd, Sheriff
The Virgin Islands Police Department St. Croix District is charging Jonathan Rivera with 1st Degree Murder, 1st Degree Assault, 3rd Degree Assault, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime of Violence, 1st Reckless Endangerment, and Unauthorized Possession of Ammunition.
N’zinger Williams is facing charges of 1st Degree Murder, and Accessory After-the-Fact.