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Man Arrested And Charged With Domestic Violence Assault

June 20, 2019

Frederiksted, St. Croix USVI - On June 18, 2019, at approximately 11:59 pm, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of an assault that occurred at the Lagoon Housing Complex in Frederiksted.

A female reported that a male acquaintance, 29-year-old Shawki Thomas, came to her apartment to retrieve his personal belongings and he became enraged when she confirmed that their relationship was over.

Shawki Thomas
Shawki Thomas

She stated that Thomas held her down onto a couch while strangling her.

The female victim said that Thomas ripped her chain off her neck and forcefully took her cellular phone from her hand.

The female sustained injuries because of the assault.

On June 19, 2019, at about 1:00 pm, Shawki Thomas was advised of his Miranda Rights and admitted to struggling with the female for the cellular phone.

Thomas was placed under arrest, and charged with Assault 2nd DV and Grand Larceny. No bail was set. Thomas was transported to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional facility pending his advice of rights hearing.

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