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Six St. Thomas Domestic Violence Arrests in Two Days

St. Thomas police made six arrests in unrelated domestic violence incidents over the past two days, according to the V.I. Police Department. All six were held without bail pending advice of rights, as dictated in V.I. domestic violence laws.

Cecil V. Rouse, 61, allegedly shot his wife in her abdomen with a handgun at their Estate Anna’s Retreat residence, police said. The victim was taken to Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment. Rouse was arrested Tuesday around 7 a.m.

Benjamin L. Winston, 34, was arrested and charged with destruction of property under the domestic violence statute after he allegedly damaged his girlfriends’ vehicle and threatened to kill her. The incident happened about 11 a.m. Monday near Red Hook Plaza.

Joel Lee Vaughn was arrested about 7 p.m. Monday when he allegedly violated a restraining order. Police said Vaughn was at the home of his former girlfriend in violation of a court order, and that while there Vaughn allegedly threw something at the victim and was also charged with simple assault under the domestic violence statute.

Alcenda Gumbs, 30, was arrested and charged with simple assault under the domestic violence statute a few minutes before 8 p.m. Monday. Police said the female suspect was identified as the person who struck her son’s father with a glass bottle.

Claude J. Maduro, 58, was arrested and charged with false imprisonment under the domestic violence statute Tuesday at about 11:30 p.m. Police said Maduro locked his sister in an office building and refused to let her leave.

And 19-year-old Ezra Gomes III was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery under the domestic violence statute after he allegedly struck his mother several times with his closed fist. The alleged assault happened in the Oswald Harris Court housing community.

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