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St. Croix Man Arrested for Domestic Assault by Strangulation

A verbal argument between a man and his girlfriend led to a physical assault and strangulation, the V.I. Police Department reported Monday.

On Friday, May 31, at approximately 7:49 p.m., 911 received a report from a female victim who stated that her boyfriend, Haakim Gordon, assaulted and strangled her, according to the police report.

Investigation from a detective in the Domestic Violence Unit revealed that the victim and Gordon got into an argument, which turned physical when Gordan assaulted the victim. During the incident, Gordon strangled the victim, pulled her hair, and grabbed her face and wrist, squeezing tightly, leaving visible injuries, all while she was holding their infant child, the police report stated.

Gordon, 29, declined to provide a statement. He was placed under arrest and charged with assault second (DV) and simple assault and battery. He was remanded to the John Bell Correctional Facility pending his advice of rights hearing, the report stated.

 

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