STT Man Charged with Domestic Violence Assault

At 5 p.m. Tuesday detectives from the V.I. Police Department’s Domestic Violence Unit arrested Akeem A. Forbes, age 32 of Jode Gade, charging him with second-degree assault, domestic violence.

According to police, between Sunday and Monday Forbes held the female victm in his residence, preventing her from leaving. While there, he allegedly struck her several times about the face and choked her, according to her report.

Forbes was jailed without bail, as per the territory’s domestic violence laws, pending his advice of rights hearing.

Police urged anyone with information about the incident to call 911, the Domestic Violence Bureau at (340) 774-2211 extension 5536, or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, at 1800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS). Tips to Crime Stoppers that result in the resolution of a case can qualify the caller for an anonymous cash reward.