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St Croix man jailed for savagely beating girlfriend

February 26th, 2017 | Tags: Chavez Ali jailed Domestic Violence VIPD
24-year-old Chavez Ali, was jailed without bail in accordance with the territory’s domestic violence laws. Photo: VIC

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — Police arrested a St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI) man on Friday night, February 24, 2017 who seemingly lost control and savagely attacked his girlfriend, who is also the mother of their child, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced Saturday February 25, 2017.

The man, 24-year-old Chavez Ali, was jailed without bail in accordance with the territory’s domestic violence laws, Mr Dratte said.

According to police, on Friday at about 11:20 PM, officers made contact with the adult female victim at the Ancilmo Marshal Command Station Christiansted, who stated that she was at her boyfriend’s residence with their 1-year-old child, who had fallen off the couch and busted his lips. The victim said she then asked her boyfriend to take the child to the hospital to seek medical attention.

But instead of taking the child to seek medical medical care, the boyfriend became enraged, grabbed the female victim by the throat with both hands and squeezed her until she could no longer breathe, according to Mr Dratte. The boyfriend then punched his girlfriend several times in the head and then dragged her by the hair across the floor, the victim said. She managed to contact a family member, which prompted the boyfriend to immediately leave the house, according to Mr Dratte.

About half an hour later at 11:53 PM, contact was made with Mr Chavez at the Marshal Command station, and he was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center pending his advise-of-rights hearing.

7 Responses to “St Croix man jailed for savagely beating girlfriend”

  • rock city (26/02/2017, 12:09) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    so young to be beating women where did he learn that?
    • Reply (26/02/2017, 16:31) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
      he came from a mother a women so this type of behavior often puzzles me.
  • perhaps (26/02/2017, 15:31) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    it is in his DNA or simple generational curse. Patterns always follow in life. i just hope it is not a result of frustration, unemployment,drugs,etc. it is never too late to change. we are human. As I have forgiven you so shall my father which is in heaven if you only ask.
  • ann (27/02/2017, 07:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lock him up and throw away the key
  • Sad...sigh... (27/02/2017, 10:31) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    I tell you all time and time again, that those locks seem to cloud people's brain function.
  • (04/03/2017, 08:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    If it was my family I would have beat his @$$$.

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