VIPD: St. Croix Man Accused Of Domestic Violence
CHRISTIANSTED — On February 24, 2017 at approximately 11:20 p.m., officers made contact with an adult female at the Ancilmo Marshal Command Station Christiansted.
The woman stated that she was at her boyfriend’s residence with their one-year-old child. The child fell off the couch and cut his lips. After the accident, she asked her boyfriend to take the child to hospital to seek medical attention.
She told police her boyfriend became enraged and he grabbed her by the throat with both hands, squeezed her until she could not breathe, and punched her in the head several times and then dragged her by the hair across the floor, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
The woman said that she somehow managed to contact a family member despite being under attack, according to the VIPD. Her boyfriend left the residence immediately when she got through to help over the telephone.
On February 24, 2017 at approximately 11:53 p.m., police interviewed Chavez Ali at the Marshal Command station.
Ali, 24, was placed under arrest and charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence.
No bail was set for Ali as per the domestic violence law. He was transported to Golden Grove Detention Center pending an advice-of-rights hearing.