An island family’s dispute turned public last week as Jane Stuckert was accused of violating a restraining order and attacking her brother’s wife near Mongoose Junction on Saturday, October 14.
The Stuckerts own approximately 15 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to Mongoose Junction, a portion of which was placed on the market for sale earlier this year.
The Stuckert family squabble erupted outside their Mongoose Junction property where Jane Stuckert, 53, allegedly attacked Linda Stuckert, the wife of her brother George Stuckert III — inflicting injuries to her sister-in-law’s chest.
Brother Tries To Protect Wife from Sister
In an attempt to get his sister off his wife, George Stuckert III hit Jane Stuckert several times in the face, according to published reports.
George Stuckert III was arrested when he went to the Leander Jurgen Command to report Jane Stuckert for violating a court order. V.I. Police Department officials had been searching for George Stuckert III for the assault of his sister since Jane Stuckert was treated at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center earlier that day, according to reports.
On Monday, October 16, V.I. Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollar dismissed assault charges against George Stuckert III and instead conducted Jane Stuckert’s advice of rights hearing case for violating a restraining order, which was issued in February.
Hollar signed a second restraining order against Jane Stuckert and reduced her bail from $25,000 to $5,000, according to a published report.
The judge also ordered Jane Stuckert to stay away from her brother and his wife, warning the Estate Enighed woman if she contacted George Stuckert III again she would be held without bail, according to reports.
Jane Stuckert faces arraignment at 9 a.m. on October 26.