78.5 F
Charlotte Amalie
Thursday, May 26, 2022
HomeNewsLocal newsPolice Charges Man with Attempted, Murder, Kidnapping

Police Charges Man with Attempted, Murder, Kidnapping

The V.I. Police Department on Friday arrested 22-year-old Leroy Simon Jr. and charged him with attempted murder and kidnapping in an attack on a woman in old Fredensberg, Frederiksted.

According to police, officers responded to a 911 call reporting an attempted sexual assault. At the scene, the officers made contact with the victim, whose name was not released.

She told officers the the suspect had grabbed her hair and dragged her into an abandon house across the street. He threw her on the ground began strangling her, she said.

The victim said she fought herself free, but he again grabbed her by the throat and continued strangling her. She continued fighting him and she was able to get free and ran away into her residence.

Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)

The suspect was located after he fled the area in Estate Glynn. At 5:20 p.m. Sunday Simon was arrested and charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault and kidnapping. His bail was set at $100.000; unable to post bail he was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.



STAY CONNECTED

20,771FansLike
4,722FollowersFollow

FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
This message is only visible to admins.
Problem displaying Facebook posts.
Error: Server configuration issue