VIPD: Heated Argument Leads To One Man Bleeding In Hospital From Brass Knuckles Punch
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — When a verbal argument escalated a St. Thomas man allegedly punched another man with brass knuckles in the face 16 days ago.
Jeffrey Berroa Figueroa, 23. was arrested at 4:58 p.m. Friday and charged with third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
The incident took place near Michael Kirwan Terrace about 6 p.m. on January 10 when Figueroa argued with another man and then punched him in his left eye with a metal object, according to the VIPD.
Police units were dispatched to the Schneider Regional Medical Center about 6:51 p.m. on January 10 when they interviewed the victim who said he did not know the man who assaulted him, VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.
The victim was treated at SRMC for cuts to the face and “continuous bleeding,” according to Dratte.
Figueroa was advised of his constitutional rights, booked and processed by authorities on Friday.
His bail was set at $25,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.