Christiansted, St. Croix - On November 7, 2022, the 911 Emergency Call Center dispatched the Criminal Investigation Bureau to an Assault 2nd DV that occurred in Strawberry Hill. The female victim reported that she and her boyfriend got
into a verbal dispute after she asked him about his female friend. The argument escalated, he became physical, and he assaulted and strangled her, until she could not breathe. The victim was able to escape the male individual and she was taken to
the Juan F. Luis Hospital where she was treated for her injuries.
Ralph Cook, Jr.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 2:51p.m., members of the Criminal Investigation Bureau arrested Mr. Ralph Cook, Jr., 51 years old, for Assault 2nd DV, Simple Assault & Battery and Attempted Murder, without incident at his Estate
Strawberry Hill residence. No bail was set as per the DV statue. Mr. Cook was transported to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending his Advice of Rights Hearing.
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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.