On December 16, at 2:58 p.m., police arrested 23-year-old Vernon Sackey, Jr. of Orange Grove, St. Croix, charging him with Simple Assault & Battery, Domestic Violence.
Sackey shared an apartment with the female victim who reported him entering their apartment on December 8 and assaulting her, causing visible injuries. After evading police capture following the incident, Sackey eventually turned himself in and was placed under arrest.
Sackey was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections without bail, per the territory’s domestic violence statutes, pending his Advice of Rights hearing.
All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this press release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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