St. Thomas police arrested 26-year-old Jermaine Challenger for aggravated assault and battery under the territory’s domestic violence statute Tuesday for allegedly striking his ex-girlfriend several times, according to the V.I. Police Department.
The alleged assault occurred May 28 and Challenger was arrested around 11:30 a.m. Monday, police said, adding that Challenger also violated a restraining order placed against him by the victim.
Challenger was held without bail, as required by the territorial domestic violence law, pending further court action.
St. Thomas police also arrested 28-year-old Jeff Davis after he was allegedly identified on surveillance tape taking a Toshiba Tablet from Office Max without paying for it. Police said Davis took the computer when he and two other men went into Office Max Feb. 6. Police arrested Davis Tuesday afternoon. He was held on a $25,000 bail.
Akeel Owens was arrested Saturday on St. Thomas and charged with grand larceny. Police say Owens was identified as the person who stole a cell phone in Tutu Park Mall about 7:20 p.m. that same day. Owens was arrested less than 15 minutes later. He was held on $35,000 bail.