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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who assaulted a woman while he was under the influence of alcohol has been sentenced to 12 months probation. Nathan Pule appeared in District Court yesterday morning for a pretrial conference where, under a plea agreement with the government - which was accepted by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man facing charges of public peace disturbance and third degree assault (domestic violence) was released on his own recognizance yesterday morning, following his initial appearance in District Court. (To protect the identity of the pregnant victim, Samoa News is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who admitted that he slapped his girlfriend in the face, thereby injuring her eye on Oct. 24, 2017, has been sentenced to 12 months probation.  Pounoui Gaugau-Tolovae a.k.a. Foluena Lee pled guilty to third degree assault (domestic violence) — a class A misdemeanor...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man is behind bars after his wife claims that he beat her while she was carrying their 9-month-old baby. The incident was reported to police on Dec. 5th, around 4:30p.m. by the wife who claimed that the alleged beating took place in the presence of her mother-in-law...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Early this week, a 35-year-old man made his initial appearance in District Court on two misdemeanor counts of third degree assault and private peace disturbance after he allegedly assaulted his wife. The defendant is a Samoa national who works as a taxi driver to support...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 32-year old man who is accused of assaulting his wife inside their home in Aua while he was heavily intoxicated told police that he wanted to discipline his wife, because she mouths off to him in front of people.  The defendant spent one night at the Territorial...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year-old man who was arrested by police last week and held at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for one night for allegedly assaulting his wife, made his initial appearance in District Court last Friday morning where Judge Pro Temp, Gwen Tauiliili-...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife by allegedly holding a machete to her throat to stop her from screaming, and then assaulting her the next day after she refused to have sex with him, made his initial appearance in District Court yesterday morning where Judge Pro Temp...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man from Aua who was arrested last week for allegedly assaulting his wife told police that a secret affair between his wife and a neighbor caused him to beat up the mother of his 3 young children. The matter was reported to police by a neighbor who heard...