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Teen Brothers Charged with Domestic Violence, Drug Possession

Police on St. Thomas Saturday arrested Venel Touze, 19, and his 13-year-old brother on charges including drug possession and domestic violence, the V.I. Police Department reported.

The minor was accused of assaulting his pregnant mother, and the older brother was arrested for threatening the officers. After being charged with third-degree assault/domestic violence, the minor was released into his parents’ custody pending his appearance in Juvenile Court.

Officers were dispatched to a private residence in Estate Frydenhoj shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday to investigate an assault. The victim told police her minor son hit her in the stomach and neck. The boy then argued with another sibling, threw a machete at him and tried to stab him with a knife.

When the officers arrested the minor, Touze argued with his mother and threatened the officers. He threatened to throw a rock at the police vehicle and the officers but later left the area in a vehicle. At about 2 p.m. police apprehended Touze in the Brookman Road area. He was in possession of three small plastic bags of marijuana at the time.

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He was charged with simple possession of a controlled substance, disturbance of the peace/domestic violence, aggravated assault and battery and delaying and obstructing. His bail was denied due to the domestic violence charge and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.

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Police on St. Thomas Saturday arrested Venel Touze, 19, and his 13-year-old brother on charges including drug possession and domestic violence, the V.I. Police Department reported.

The minor was accused of assaulting his pregnant mother, and the older brother was arrested for threatening the officers. After being charged with third-degree assault/domestic violence, the minor was released into his parents’ custody pending his appearance in Juvenile Court.

Officers were dispatched to a private residence in Estate Frydenhoj shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday to investigate an assault. The victim told police her minor son hit her in the stomach and neck. The boy then argued with another sibling, threw a machete at him and tried to stab him with a knife.

When the officers arrested the minor, Touze argued with his mother and threatened the officers. He threatened to throw a rock at the police vehicle and the officers but later left the area in a vehicle. At about 2 p.m. police apprehended Touze in the Brookman Road area. He was in possession of three small plastic bags of marijuana at the time.

He was charged with simple possession of a controlled substance, disturbance of the peace/domestic violence, aggravated assault and battery and delaying and obstructing. His bail was denied due to the domestic violence charge and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.