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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife appeared in District Court last week. He is charged with third degree assault and private peace disturbance. The government alleges that around 6:30 p.m on a Wednesday night in Malaeimi, a woman called police regarding her sister, who...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for disturbing the private peace inside his home is now charged with violating local drug laws. Nathaniel Maae Eti made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a felony,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 33-year-old man convicted of assaulting his wife by striking her on the left side of her head and also her body while she was on the ground with a stick about 10-12 inches long and a Samoan wooden pillow (‘ali’), was released from custody this week after serving over 5...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government filed an additional charge last week during a Status Hearing before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea against a man accused of assaulting his partner in a domestic violence incident. Ethan Mauga, 30, was on probation when he was arrested by police...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men arrested and charged for disturbing the peace inside their homes by assaulting their wives and making unreasonable noise told investigators that the alleged domestic violence occurred after they consumed alcohol with their friends. The first case occurred in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife in front of his two young children in Nuuuli was arrested and appeared in court last week. This is the fourth man arrested and charged with domestic violence against women recently. The defendant, a 46-year-old man from Samoa, made...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested by police in Fagatogo after he went into his wife’s and children’s house with a machete in his hand. The defendant made his initial appearance in court yesterday morning. He’s charged with private peace disturbance and 3rd degree assault. Bail is set...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 32-year-old man from Tafeta is now in custody on the allegation that he dragged his girlfriend inside a vehicle and assaulted her in February of 2018. It is not clear at this time why it took so long for the government to arrest Winston Toleafoa, the defendant in this...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested on the allegation that he assaulted his wife. When police officers arrived at the couple’s home, the wife told police that she is suspicious that her husband is involved in something unusual, like “doing drugs”. He was later charged with one count of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 44-year-old man accused of assaulting his wife and threatening to kill her in the presence of their four young children was arrested and he’s now in custody. While arresting the man, police found a baggie of methamphetamine on him. The defendant made his initial...

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