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STT Man Charged with Beating Victim with Baseball Bat

A man was treated at the Schneider Regional Medical Center Monday for injuries he received in an assault that included being beaten by a baseball bat, and on Tuesday police arrested Reivin Jimenez Hernandez and charged him in the attack.

According to police, at 10:19 p.m., Nov. 2, the 911 emergency call center dispatched detectives to the Schneider Regional Medical Center in reference to an assault victim.

The victim reported that he had been at his residence in Estate Tutu when the suspect approached him and started arguing. The suspect reportedly retrieved a bat from his vehicle and assaulted the victim.

The victim, whose name was not released by police in accordance with department policy, was transported to the hospital by private vehicle for treatment. The victim identified Jimenez Hernandez, age 20 of Bovoni, as the assailant.

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At roughly 4:10 p.m., Tuesday, detectives arrested Jimenez Hernandez, charging him with third-degree assault and disturbance of the peace after, police said, he admitted to assaulting the victim. Bail for Jiminez Hernandez was set at $25,000, which he was not able to post. He was subsequently turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing.

Detectives urged anyone who has information on the incident to call 911, the Criminal Investigation Bureau at 340-774-2211 extension 5579 or the anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS).

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