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Woman Accused of Raping Another Woman in Simmonds Alley

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Seven incidents were reported to police and six people were arrested between Friday and Tuesday on St. Thomas by the Virgin Islands Police Department according to police.

A 14-year-old Hospital Ground resident was arrested for disturbing the peace at 11 a.m. Friday August 14, police said. The minor was charged in with disturbance of the peace—domestic violence in connection with an incident where he allegedly assaulted his mother and threatened to break the rear window of his father’s vehicle. The teenager also allegedly dented his father’s vehicle with his fists. He was turned over to the Department of Human Services to be remanded to the Youth Rehabilitation Center.

* On Saturday August 15, Royette John, 44, of Bovoni, was arrested and charged with third-degree assault—domestic violence in connection with an incident that happened 12 days before, according to police. A man said that John came to his workstation at the Bolongo Bay Beach Resort at 7:15 p.m. on August 3 and verbally abused him and tried to stab him with a knife, but he said he was able to fight her off. John was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

* On Sunday August 16, at about 11:30 p.m. police responded to a report of a stabbing victim seeking treatment at the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center Emergency Room. The man told police he got in an argument with the person he was driving with at 10:20 p.m. on the Emil “Milo” Francis Roadway headed towards Red Hook. When he got out of the vehicle, the man said the driver came at him in an aggressive manner and the two fought each other and then the driver stabbed him in the hand with a knife. The man said when he ran away, the driver pursued him in his vehicle and ran him down with it.

* On Monday August 17, Gamba Potter, 29, of an unknown address was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery—domestic violence, police said. A woman said Potter punched her in the face. He was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

* On Tuesday August 18, a “Jane Doe” was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated rape for an incident that occurred in Simmonds Alley, according to police. The Jane Doe is accused of sexually assaulting a woman. Police said the Jane Doe forced the woman to perform sexual acts on her. The Jane Doe was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

* On Tuesday August 18, Dante Jahi Tonge, 19, of West Caret Bay was arrested and charged with the illegal discharge of a firearm—domestic violence in connection with an incident where he is accused of getting into a fight with his father at their home, police said. Tonge allegedly fired several gunshots into the air during the fight. He was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

* On Tuesday August 18, John D. Hodges, 46, of Frydenhoj was arrested and charged with second degree assault—domestic violence after he strangled a woman, according to police. During the incident, Hodges slammed the woman’s head against the concrete floor and threatened to slit her throat with a knife, police said. He was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

Mug Shot - Gamba Potter

Mug Shot - Dante Jahi Tonge

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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