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STX Man Charged with Domestic Simple Assault

The V.I. Police Department on Tuesday arrested Vernon Jones Jr., age 26 of Mt. Pleasant West, and charged him in a domestic assault.

According to the police, an adult female reported to the 911 Emergency Call Center that she had been assaulted by Jones. The investigation revealed that an altercation occurred between Jones and the victim, and Jones assaulted the victim about the body with his fists, causing injury.

At 5:15 p.m. July 7 police arrested Jones, charging him with simple assault battery/domestic violence. Bail was not offered to Jones, as per the territory’s domestic violence laws. He was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing.

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