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Man Assaults Roommate with Hammer

Police on St. Thomas arrested 34-year-old Touray Martin shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday and charged him with assaulting his roommate with a hammer while the two were at a local bar.

The incident happened in Estate Bovoni, according to the V.I. Police Department.

Police say Martin approached the 45-year-old victim in the bar and asked about the payment for their utility bill. They began to argue and Martin grabbed a hammer from behind the counter and repeatedly hit the victim on his left hip, causing a cut. Martin then left the area in his vehicle.

The victim was transported by ambulance to Roy Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment.

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Police found Martin and arrested him. His bail was set at $25,000 and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.

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