VIPD: Accused 2X Woman-Beater Freed On Paltry $1,000 Bail By Superior Court
FREDERIKSTED — A woman who tried to stop a St. Croix man from beating another woman — was beaten for her trouble.
And a male judge on Superior Court of the Virgin Islands said to the man who allegedly beat the two women: “You are free to go!”
Horace Magras Jr., 37, turned himself in to police without incident after the VIPD issued a wanted poster on him July 4. Magras is charged with simple assault and batter-domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said today.
On June 29, 2019, at 7:40 p.m., a female reported that she was involved in a physical altercation with Mr. Horace Magras, Jr. and that they were separated by another female who was then assaulted by Magras.
“She further stated Magras then began to kick the two females,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said. “On July 5, Magras turned himself into police where he was advised of his Miranda Rights, he denied assaulting the two females.”
Magras went before the Superior Court Judge Darryl Donohue for an advice-of-rights hearing “where probable cause was found for his arrest,” according to the VIPD.
Bail for Magras was set at $1,000.00. He was released on his own recognizance after the posting of the bail.