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VIPD Employee Arrested and Charged With Domestic Violence In Same Sex Bottle Assault Case

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas woman arrested in connection with a domestic violence assault works for Virgin Islands Police Department, the Virgin Islands Free Press has confirmed.

At about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Domestic Violence Unit went to the Schneider Regional Medical Center in reference to an assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Police made contact with the victim, who said that at about 9 p.m. she had been struck with a liquor bottle several times to the face and head, causing multiple injuries, according to the VIPD.

The victim sustained injuries to include an injured upper lip requiring three stitches, a swollen nose, bruising on her forearm and scratches to the right side of the neck.

At 9:30 p.m. Thursday Nailah Schneider was arrested after she was positively identified by the victim as the person who assaulted her on Wednesday, police said.

Schneider was charged with third-degree assault/domestic violence, processed and turned over to the Bureau of Correction pending her advice of rights hearing, according to police.

This incident was the second that occurred on Wednesday. A St. Thomas man was also arrested and charged with assault.

At about 9:21 a.m. on Wednesday, police units received a transmission that shots were being fired in the area of First Stop Gas Station in Estate Thomas.

On the scene, officers contact several witnesses who said the suspect, who was known for hanging in the area, was brandishing a firearm all night.

The witnesses also said the suspect fired shots in their general direction, at which time they returned fire in self-defense, according to the VIPD.

Dekumar Rogers, 44, was later captured behind Building 7 at Oswald Harris Court, with a gunshot wound to his left knee.

Rogers, of Oswald Harris Court, was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

He was later charged and arrested in the incident and charged with third-degree assault.

Unable to post bail Rogers, was turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice of rights hearing.

ARRESTED: Dekumar Rogers, 44, on St. Thomas.

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