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USVI Police nab girlfriend beater

- victim makes available pictures of assault wounds
March 9th, 2017 | Tags: Domestic Violence assault Jamal Gould arrest VIPD
Carrel McBean shows her injuries allegedly sustained at the hands of her boyfriend. Photo: VIC

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) on Tuesday night March 7, 2017 at about 7:05 PM captured a man who had viciously assaulted his girlfriend, VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced late Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

According to Mr Dratte, 33-year-old Jamal Gould was wanted by police on domestic violence charges after he assaulted his girlfriend a week ago by punching her several times in the face, and kicking her multiple times while she was on the floor. Mr Gould also slammed the victim’s head to the floor, according to police. The victim sustained injury to the forehead.

The VIPD’s Criminal investigation Bureau and Special Operations team captured Mr Gould in Lorraine Village. He was charged with third-degree assault, according to police.

The victim, who contacted The Consortium and gave the publication permission to use her name and pictures showing wounds of the assault, said she was glad to know that Mr Gould had been apprehended by police.

“I just want to make sure that I can walk without him looking at me,” the victim, Carrel McBean, said.

St Croix Police Chief Winsbut McFarland said in a statement that the force had noticed a rise in domestic violence incidents, and he urged parties involved to avoid such encounters.

“[We have] seen a rise in domestic violence, and [we’re] urging victims regardless of gender to avoid physical confrontation during misunderstandings. The VIPD is actively pursuing all cases pertaining to domestic violence,” Chief McFarland said.

Unable to make bail of $25,000, Mr Gould was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center pending his advise-of-rights hearing.

Police are asking victims of domestic violence to come forward by contacting the VIPD at 340-778-2211, or by calling the Victims’ Advocates office at 340-643-0295.

11 Responses to “USVI Police nab girlfriend beater”

  • rock city (09/03/2017, 19:03) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    Thats some licks ne bouy
  • bing (09/03/2017, 20:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder if these violent men will ever get with the program that this is a NO NO
  • big girls rules (09/03/2017, 20:57) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is depressing, demoralizing and outrageous that this type of abuse is happening daily
  • pat (09/03/2017, 21:01) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm disgusted beyond words watching these pictures
  • Messed Up (09/03/2017, 23:34) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    I just saw the pictures on VI Consortium, he messed her up real bad. How can a man do that to a woman. That brute slam the woman head on the floor and open her forehead.
  • Renee (10/03/2017, 00:10) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    A down right disgrace. Seems he tried to kill her by hitting and kicking her about her head. He is an animal that needs to be caged...caged in prison that is. Low life PUNK and COWARD!
    • Ms. Diva (10/03/2017, 07:50) Like (50) Dislike (0) Reply
      The sad part is he is out on bail. He need to be locked away under the jail.
  • show his face (10/03/2017, 08:38) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    how about we get a picture of his face so women can avoid becoming his victims in the future
  • Brap (10/03/2017, 11:08) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    But wait....why her face got stitches on both sides and in each photo there is no evidence of the stitches on the left & right side? Is one photo an optical illusion (mirror)? Just asking...
  • jack (12/03/2017, 17:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I dare any man to do that to a sister of mine..

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