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DV Unit Arrest Man For Assault 1st Degree DV

January 07, 2019

On January 7, 2019, at approximately 12:27 am, the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of an assault at Salt River, Christiansted.

Upon officers arrival, the female victim told officers that she was assaulted by a male acquaintance.

She indicated that he pushed her into a bonfire on the beach, enraged, he held her down into the flames and threatened to kill her.

She sustained burns to her body and was transported to Juan F. Luis Hospital, subsequently airlifted to mainland for further treatment.

24-year-old Michael Morris Steele was apprehended and charged with Assault First Degree DV, Mayhem, and attempted Murder 1St Degree .

No bail was set as per the DV Statue, pending advice of rights hearing.

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