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Man Arrested for Domestic Simple Assault

July 09, 2020

ST. CROIX, USVI – On July 7 at around 5:15 p.m., police arrested Vernon Jones, Jr., age 26 of Mt. Pleasant West, charging him with Simple Assault & Battery Degree, Domestic Violence.

Suspect
Vernon Jones, Jr.

An adult female reported to the 911 Emergency Call Center that she was 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.

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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