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Man Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting His 91-Year-Old Mother

Crime Published On August 05, 2022 06:01 AM
Amanie Mathurin | August 05, 2022 06:01:12 AM

Mugshot of Charles George. By THE VIRGIN ISLANDS POLICE DEPARTMENT

ST. THOMAS — Police have arrested and charged a man accused of aggravated assault against his 91-year-old mother.

Charles George was arrested during the afternoon time of last week Friday after officers were dispatched to Hidden Valley in reference to a report of an elderly female being struck by her son.

Police made contact with the 91-year-old victim who was at a neighbor’s residence. She explained that George, who resides on the same premises came upstairs, entered the residence and walked straight toward her while she sat on the couch. According to the woman, as her son approached her he began cursing and hurling insults at her. She did not respond, simply sitting on the couch until her son went back downstairs.

She told police that she then left the house in case her son returned and went to the neighbor’s residence where she called police. The victim also claimed that her son had struck her in the head with a pillow the previous day while cursing at her. She further stated that George had cashed and spent her stimulus check issued to her either in 2020 or 2021 and told the police that she was stressed out because she did not know why her son was so angry with her.

According to the probable cause fact sheet, police investigations revealed that a Magistrate Judge had signed a permanent restraining order against George on June 10th, 2022. George was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated assault, disturbance of the peace and contempt of court, all classified as crimes of domestic violence. He appeared for an advisement hearing on Monday where bail was set at $5,000 and he was permitted to post 10 percent in cash to secure his release. 

While this matter is awaiting trial, George is strictly prohibited from residing or entering the premises he previously shared with his mother. He has been ordered to maintain a distance of at least 20 feet away from her at all times. Prior to his release, George must provide the court with a suitable third-party custodian with whom he can reside. He has been granted one opportunity to retrieve his belongings from the residence under police escort.

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