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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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Anchorage, ALASKA — A 25-year-old Samoan man — who was sentenced more than a week ago at the federal court in Anchorage, Alaska in a separate felony gun possession case — is facing kidnapping and murder charges in state court. Iosia Nelson Fiso, who resides in Anchorage, pled guilty last year to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of trying to kidnap a woman in Pago Pago last month is now in custody after he was arrested for public peace disturbance. Tevita Va’afa’i, 42, made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged in 3 separate cases: In the first case, he’...
Jeffery Vaioa Tago
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A young elite boxer, who won gold medals for American Samoa in May this year in international competition, is now in custody on the allegation that he assaulted a female student on school campus by dragging her inside a vehicle, beating her and ripping her clothes....
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The two men who were arrested and charged for violating local drug laws when police were searching for a 21-year-old female who was allegedly kidnapped by a man last year, entered into a plea agreement with the government. Sharnel Sagote, 24, and Faasoo Savelio, 27,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Despite strong opposition from the defense attorney on the new allegation against Tautua Letasi, police officers continue to search for one of the most wanted men in American Samoa. Letasi, who has several outstanding warrants in his name, is scheduled to appear in High...