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West Caret Bay Man Charged In Strangulation Assault of Woman In St. Thomas

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman told police that a man she had spent two years with assaulted her by strangulation on Thursday.

Thompson John Alexander, 36, of West Caret Bay, was arrested about 1:25 p.m. on Saturday and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence and simple assault & battery-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Officers responded to the location and observed the female victim had bruises on her right elbow and red scratch marks on her chest and neck area and a busted lower lip,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Police said the complaint was registered by 911 dispatchers at 6:54 p.m. Thursday, according to the VIPD.

The woman told police the incident took place between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

No bail was set as per the domestic violence law.

Alexander was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing on April 15.

This case is currently under active investigation by the Domestic Violence Unit.

Any persons with information regarding this incident are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 774-2211, Crime Stoppers VI 1800 222-8477 or 911.

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John McCarthy

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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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