FREDERIKSTED — A St. Croix man who allegedly strangled his girlfriend two weeks ago was arrested by police late this morning, authorities said.
Eliezer Martinez, 26, was arrested at 11:55 a.m. and charged with second-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
“Mr. Martinez was arrested for strangling and causing visible injuries to an adult female on August 3, 2022,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.
No bail was set for Martinez as per the territory’s domestic violence laws. He was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections at the John A. Bell Adult Correctional Facility in Golden Grove.
Martinez is scheduled for an advice-of-rights hearing on Friday at the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.
Members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau and Domestic Violence Unit made the arrest of Martinez in the Sion Farm area this morning, according to Dratte.