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Atnelle Harris Accused of Beating His Girlfriend When She Denies Him The Car

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ARRESTED: Atnelle Harris on St. Croix

FREDERIKSTED — An Estate Paradise woman told police that when she told her boyfriend that he couldn’t use her car — he assaulted her, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

On Monday, September 26, 2016, at approximately 9:40 p.m., police were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center to investigate a report of an Assault which occurred at the Louis E. Brown Villas in Frederiksted.

When police arrived on the scene they met with the victim, who stated that she got into an argument with her boyfriend who resides with her after declining his request to use her vehicle.

The victim stated that her boyfriend then pushed her against the wall grabbed her around the neck and begun choking her until she couldn’t breathe, the suspect then left the apartment came back and , another argument ensued in the bedroom the suspect started choking her again. The forensic unit processed the scene photographed visible red marks to her throat area.

The suspect Atnelle Harris 23-year-old was arrested Tuesday, September 27, 2016 for second-degree assault-domestic violence.

Harris was processed and taken to the Golden Grove detention center until he can attend an advice of rights hearing.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

1 Comment

  1. Shugga
    September 28, 2016 at 11:25 PM — Reply

    Boy go get a life and buy your own car. Pure NONSENSE! Right, Raphie?

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