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St. Thomas Man Surrenders in Domestic Violence Assault

February 17, 2021

ST. THOMAS, USVI – On February 17, at approximately 11:01 a.m., 42-year-old Darren Hodge of Savan turned himself in to police after learning that he was wanted. He was placed under arrest, charged with 3rd Degree Assault, Domestic Violence.

Suspect
Darren Hodge

Hodge is accused of assaulting his minor daughter and her mother on February 16. He discharged a firearm near the adult female victim’s head, causing injury to her right ear. The victim was transported to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Hodge was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections without bail, in accordance with the Territory’s domestic violence statutes, pending his Advice of Rights hearing. This case is still under investigation. Detectives are urging anyone with further information to call 911, the Domestic Violence Unit at (340) 774-2211, or Crime Stoppers USVI at (800) 222-TIPS.

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All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this press release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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