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Police Arrest Three in Assault Cases

Police on St. Thomas arrested three people for separate assault cases in the last week. All victims received non-fatal injuries.

Jahnieya Hodge, 28, also known as “Nya” was arrested around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday and charged with third-degree assault.

According to a news release from th VIPD, police patrolling Kronprindsens Gade saw Hodge assault a 29-year-old male victim with a pipe. Police intervened and Hodge fled the area on foot, headed south. He was detained and turned over to police by a Virgin Islands Port Authority enforcement officer.

The victim was bruised on his left forearm and transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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Bail for Hodge was set at $25,000.

Also arrested this week was St. Thomas native Troy Thomas, 33, of Estate Hull Bay. He was charged with aggravated assault and battery around 10:35 p.m. Sunday. Police said he entered a Michael J. Kirwan Terrace housing community residence and assaulted a child, a man and a woman.

Bail for Thomas was set at $1,000.

Finally, Karl Ian Snyder, 33, of Estate Contant was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery, domestic violence. Snyder, who is originally from New Jersey, was arrested around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to the reports, Snyder threatened a 37-year-old female and assaulted her by choking, punching and pulling her by the hair.

The victim received a bruise to her left eye but refused to seek medical attention. Bail for Snyder was denied due to the domestic violence charge.

All three suspects were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.

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Police on St. Thomas arrested three people for separate assault cases in the last week. All victims received non-fatal injuries.

Jahnieya Hodge, 28, also known as “Nya” was arrested around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday and charged with third-degree assault.

According to a news release from th VIPD, police patrolling Kronprindsens Gade saw Hodge assault a 29-year-old male victim with a pipe. Police intervened and Hodge fled the area on foot, headed south. He was detained and turned over to police by a Virgin Islands Port Authority enforcement officer.

The victim was bruised on his left forearm and transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Bail for Hodge was set at $25,000.

Also arrested this week was St. Thomas native Troy Thomas, 33, of Estate Hull Bay. He was charged with aggravated assault and battery around 10:35 p.m. Sunday. Police said he entered a Michael J. Kirwan Terrace housing community residence and assaulted a child, a man and a woman.

Bail for Thomas was set at $1,000.

Finally, Karl Ian Snyder, 33, of Estate Contant was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery, domestic violence. Snyder, who is originally from New Jersey, was arrested around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to the reports, Snyder threatened a 37-year-old female and assaulted her by choking, punching and pulling her by the hair.

The victim received a bruise to her left eye but refused to seek medical attention. Bail for Snyder was denied due to the domestic violence charge.

All three suspects were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.