VIPD: Contant Woman Xiomara Batista Held Man At Gunpoint Seeking Ransom Money
ARRESTED: Xiomara Batista
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police said that a St. Thomas woman was arrested for holding a gun on a man in order to collect ransom money.
Xiomara Batista, 40, of Contant was arrested about 5:48 p.m. on Thursday and charged with false imprisonment, kidnapping for ransom, first-degree assault, third-degree assault, reckless endangerment, carrying a firearm openly or concealed, evidence or intent to commit a crime of violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said.
On April 27, 2017 Batista was observed on video holding a male victim against his will with a firearm on the porch of her Contant residence, the VIPD said.
Bail for Batista was set at $140,000.00. Unable to post bail, she was turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice of rights hearing.
On social media, Batista said that she studied at Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo and used to work in customer service for American Airlines.
FACEBOOK PROFILE PICTURE: Xiomara Batista of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.