PHILIPSBURG:--- The Sint Maarten Police Force has arrested two people for the assault. The detective department detained a man with the initials G.A.P. for suspected assault after he turned himself in to police on November 24. The suspect reportedly assaulted his victim with a hammer and a machete on November 4 in Cay Bay.
The victim was seriously injured by the assault and was treated at the hospital. The suspect’s detention was extended to eight days by the instructing judge on Friday.
The investigation is ongoing in this case.
In an unrelated case, a man with the initials J.E.V. was arrested on the night of November 24, 2021, after he severely assaulted his girlfriend following an altercation. He has since been released by the court but remains a suspect in this ongoing investigation.
KPSM has increased its effects to tackle crimes related to assault and urges the community to keep emotions in check.
KPSM Press Release.