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Two Suspects Wanted in Connection with Murder in Virgin Islands Arrested in Polk County, Florida

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Lakeland, FL - The Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) is announcing the arrest of 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, Jonathan Rivera (30) and his girlfriend N’zinger Williams (28) 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

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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
  • Unauthorized Possession of Ammunition

N’zinger Williams is facing charges of:

  • 1st Degree Murder
  • Accessory After-the-Fact

Attached photos of the accused courtesy of the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

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