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Police Say Dispute Over Refrigerator Led Accused Assailant to Lose Her Cool

Police on St. Thomas interviewed the victim of a Saturday night assault while she underwent medical treatment at Schneider Hospital. (Shutterstock image)

An argument over the use of a refrigerator led to the weekend arrest of a woman on St. Thomas. Police responding to reports of an altercation came upon a bloody scene with the alleged victim suffering multiple stab wounds.

According to a report filed in Superior Court Magistrate Division, the incident at a residence near Kronprindsens Gade occurred around midnight on Saturday. Investigators gathered witness statements and visited the stabbing victim, who was undergoing treatment at the Roy L. Schneider Hospital.

Police were also able to view security footage of a fight between two women. After a third person intervened to part the fight, court records said one of the combatants was seen entering a nearby residence and reemerging with a weapon in hand.

Injuries documented in the report included wounds to both arms and to the victim’s chest.

A suspect, identified as Carmen Alegria-Herrera, was apprehended after witnesses directed police to a nearby bar. She was charged with assault, disturbance of the peace, and use of a weapon in the commission of a violent crime.

Further details uncovered by police pointed to a dispute over the use of a hallway refrigerator in the residence where the assailant was seen after the initial fight.

By the time Alegria-Herrera appeared in court on Monday, the assault charge was upgraded to assault with intent to commit murder. She was ordered to appear for arraignment on Jan. 26 by Superior Court Magistrate Simone Van Holten-Turnbull.

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