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Crime / News / Virgin Islands / December 8, 2018

ST. THOMAS — A Tortola man accused by a female acquaintance of physically abusing her was arrested by V.I.P.D. officers Thursday, the police department’s Public Information Officer Glen Dratte made known via release Friday.

Mr. Dratte said the victim reported the incident on Thursday. She said 34-year-old Isaiah R. Frett, seen above, strangled, slapped, punched and bit her. Mr. Dratte said injuries were observed on the victim’s body.

Mr. Frett was apprehended shortly after the complaint was filed in the Coki Point Beach area, where he was placed under arrest and charged with second-degree assault.

As per the territory’s domestic violence laws, no bail was granted to the suspect, and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advisement hearing.

Mr. Dratte said the case was being investigated by the V.I.P.D.’s Domestic Violence Unit. The police force is asking anyone with information about the incident to call 340-774-2211. You may also contact Crime Stoppers USVI with an anonymous tip here.

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