CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man arrested earlier this month for assaulting a woman on St. Thomas was arrested again Wednesday after police say he ignored his court-ordered curfew and a restraining order when he broke into the victim’s home, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
Ted Nathan, 31, of Estate Bovoni, was already awaiting trial for aggravated domestic violence assault after prosecutors charged him as a habitual offender for the May 8 assault, according to Superior Court records.
Superior Court Magistrate Judge Henry Carr III released him from jail, but ordered him to stay at least 100 feet away from the victim and abide by a nightly curfew. On Wednesday, Nathan climbed through the victim’s kitchen window, according to a sworn affidavit filed by the VIPD.
Nathan proceeded to terrorize and assault the victim with her child present, striking her with her cellphone in the head and lower back, court records indicate. The victim said he then smashed her phone on the ground and shoved her outside. She asked a neighbor to call 911.
Responding officers documented the victim’s physical injuries and placed Nathan under arrest. He was charged with second-degree burglary, aggravated assault and battery, destruction of property and contempt constituting a crime of domestic violence. Assistant Virgin Islands Attorney General John Barraco asked for bail to be set at $15,000, and Carr agreed and said he considered setting it “much” higher.
Carr said Nathan must post the full $15,000 in cash in order to be released from jail pending trial.
In September 2011, Nathan and one other man were arrested for selling “a large amount” of marijuana near Gas Works in Estate Bovoni, police records indicate.
On June 15, 2010, Nathan and another man survived after being shot multiple times near Lima’s Laundry in the Bovoni area, according to Crime Stoppers USVI.