St. John Resident Severly Beaten Behind Mongoose Junction

Cruz Bay was the scene of another brutal assault last weekend.

Less than three weeks after a tourist from Tennessee was assaulted and robbed in downtown Cruz Bay, resident Matt White was severely beaten around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, May 2.

White, the maintenance manager for the The Marketplace, had reportedly been a party at Paradiso Restaurant in Mongoose Junction when he went to the commercial complex’s back parking lot and was attacked.

While details of the attack remained sketchy as of press time, White was reportedly seen at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center, and then transported to R.L. Schneider Hospital where he was treated for serious head and facial trauma. Reports that White suffered swelling around his brain were not confirmed as of press time.

White was released from the hospital as of Sunday, May 3, but will reportedly need reconstructive surgery.