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St. Croix Man Kidnaps Ex-girlfriend; Faces Domestic Violence Charges

A St. Croix man is facing domestic violence charges after kidnapping his girlfriend, the V.I. Police Department reported Wednesday.

On Tuesday, around 10:26 a.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of an assault at the Five Corners Service Station on St. Croix. When the initial responding officer arrived on scene, it was disclosed that Daniel T. Thomas came to the service station and assaulted a man and forced a woman to leave with him against her will, according to the police report. 

The woman stated that her ex-boyfriend, Thomas, appeared at her workplace, pushed her to the side and punched her coworker in the face. He then grabbed her by the arm and ordered her to come with him and threatened to kill her if she did not comply. The woman said she complied against her will and feared for her life. Thomas then placed her inside his silver, four-door Kia Optima and drove away. The woman stated that Thomas grabbed her by her throat and squeezed until she could not breathe, the police report stated.

Thomas admitted to being present at his ex-girlfriend’s workplace and punching her coworker in the face and taking her with him but claims it was not against her will, the report stated.

Thomas, 55, was arrested and charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment-DV, assault in the second degree-DV, unlawful sexual assault-DV, simple assault and battery-DV. The bail has not been set as per the domestic violence statute pending his appearance before the court. He was remanded to the John A. Bell Adult Correction Facility pending advice of rights hearing, police said.

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