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Long Trench man charged for allegedly beating wife

Shane Winter, 41, was charged with assaulting his wife at their Long Trench home when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today, October 4, 2013. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Shane Winter, 41, was charged with assaulting his wife at their Long Trench home when he appeared before the Magistrate’s Court today, October 4, 2013.

His attorney, Marie Lou Creque, asked that he not be pleaded at this time.

Winter, a self-employed man, was offered $30,000 signed bail on the charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

According to the allegations read by Crown Counsel Herbert Potter, the defendant resides with his wife, who is the Virtual Complainant (VC) and two children ages 4 and 7. Mr Potter told the court that Mr Winter was informed by the VC on August 21, 2013 that she wished to see her sister.

He reportedly told the VC that she couldn’t as he would be going out and would need to use the vehicle since the other was out of fuel. His wife then suggested that she would drop him off and pick him back up when he was ready but she was allegedly told she would not be leaving the home and an argument started.

Mrs Winter was allegedly dealt several punches to her face and told that she needed to leave the home by the time the defendant returned home. Potter told the court that the defendant said she was not leaving and this caused more blows to her head and face.

The defendant also allegedly held on to the VC’s head and squeezed her neck when she said she would report the matter to the police. She reportedly suffered injuries to her cheeks, forehead and neck as a result of the alleged assault.

A report was made to police on the same day and the VC was transported to Peebles Hospital for treatment.

When the defendant was arrested and cautioned the following day, he allegedly said, “Let me contact my lawyer,” and reportedly refused to do an audio/visual interview with police.

The defendant, who reportedly has eight children, is currently undergoing counselling for himself as well as in conjunction with his wife. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards told Winter that as part of his bail conditions he is not in any way to ‘intimidate, harass, annoy or threaten’ his wife in any way and requested that any contact between the two remain cordial.

Winter will return to court on November 20, 2013.

31 Responses to “Long Trench man charged for allegedly beating wife”

  • Really? (04/10/2013, 14:12) Like (19) Dislike (4) Reply
    I'm surprised VINO posted this. Hmmm....Anyway, on to the next one, by next court case you will here the counselling helped them and she wants to drop charges. Yawn..NEXXXXXXXT...
  • SAD! (04/10/2013, 14:48) Like (15) Dislike (12) Reply

    "Other Vehicle out fuel" you don't have $10 to put in gas??.......... And you going out??

    • Yes (04/10/2013, 23:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      #I just fainted lol
    • SUSS (05/10/2013, 08:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      how ayu mean he don't have ten dollars sometimes u caunt even fine ten dols to buy lunch.ayu no see say it ruff out sound sad but it is the me ayu stay far from the worman them some a them a problem child me son me have a wife da and sometimes me and she have we little problem .but me na touch she at all cause me no want go up a big yard fe when them boys who were the green suit lock the iron gate me cant open it .when me out side MAN FREE
  • My Gosh! (04/10/2013, 14:54) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply

    How many times before she finally says, "that's enough?"

  • qc (04/10/2013, 15:04) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    WOW not good bro
  • Ha! (04/10/2013, 15:13) Like (22) Dislike (15) Reply
    OUT OF GAS ?????????????

    Lot of these guys does want to be up and down playing like they have money but them more hurting than me and you!

    STOP hanging your hat where you can't reach it !!

    Then it got a set of idiot girls who lay down under these guys because THEY THINK they got MONEY and THEY THINK them POPULAR !!

    When you don't go to school to educate yourself you get fool off EASY!
  • tom cat (04/10/2013, 15:19) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
    disappointed, and surprised…. :-|
  • SKA (04/10/2013, 15:20) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply

    For what so ever a man sows that also shall he reap.

  • bay yute (04/10/2013, 15:38) Like (3) Dislike (11) Reply
    stay strong Mr. Winter we got you
  • virgin gorda (04/10/2013, 15:48) Like (1) Dislike (17) Reply

    $h!t happens!

    • Really? (04/10/2013, 21:11) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      I bet if I punched you in the face a couple times and then used that line on you, you would think differently.
    • ann (04/10/2013, 23:58) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      hope you are not a controlling freak!!!!
  • Hmm (04/10/2013, 16:29) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply

    This a man thing all this because he allegedly didn't want her go anywhere

  • hotmale (04/10/2013, 16:41) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    That suit tho o.O
  • JACK BE STILL (04/10/2013, 23:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    me friend how you get in tis mess eh?
  • bat cave (05/10/2013, 00:11) Like (10) Dislike (5) Reply
    i have lost respect for any man who beat up there women
  • Fly on the Wall (05/10/2013, 08:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    happy they are in counselling
  • Real Talk (05/10/2013, 09:09) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Never hit a woman unless it's from behind!
  • ting te talk (05/10/2013, 10:06) Like (3) Dislike (7) Reply
    Long Trench COWARD not
  • domistic (05/10/2013, 13:34) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    this happens everyday but not reported
  • Substitute Lover (05/10/2013, 14:30) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    You could not b my husband because I would have surely be Laila Alli knock your a$$ out with a Cassius Clay punch & turn my self into the police for mazing you. The woman cant visit her own sister? Don't you be hang out with your boys & brothers too. It's obviously you are married to the WRONG woman. There are ways & means of settling desputes & physical abuse is NOT 1 of them.
  • ffff (05/10/2013, 18:46) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am just so shocked to see this on VINO well mey bouy
  • walk (06/10/2013, 08:54) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The adults society must first get their act right in order to be role model for children
  • next (06/10/2013, 16:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shane this too shall pass!

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