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St. Croix Man Arrested After Police Said He Choked His Girlfriend In An Act Of Domestic Violence: VIPD

CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man was arrested Monday after police said he choked his girlfriend in an act of domestic violence.

Vernon Sackey, Jr., 21, of Golden Rock, was arrested at 3:20 p.m. Monday and charged with second-degree assault—domestic violence, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

“Sackey is accused of choking his girlfriend, leaving visible injuries,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

Sackey was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending an advice-of-rights hearing. He was not granted bail, in accordance with the territory’s domestic violence laws.

All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this news article are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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