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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 41-year-old man accused of assaulting another man in Tafuna last month is scheduled to appear in Court next week for a Status Hearing. The government’s attorney informed the court last month that there is a possibility additional charges would be filed against the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man convicted of another crime while still on probation was ordered to serve out his period of detention that had been suspended at the beginning of this year, which was 38 days at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Etulasi Tavita appeared in District...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested last month on the allegation that they damaged a store in Nu’uuli and assaulted employees. When police searched one of the two men, illegal drugs were found in his pocket. Mealamu Paulino and Afato Lilo made their initial appearances in court last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old farmer convicted of striking the back and shoulder of an intruder with a metal pipe after the intruder visited the defendant’s family home was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week, after the court sentenced him to time already...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old father of four, convicted for assaulting his neighbor’s son with a metal pipe was ordered by the court to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders as a condition of his 5-year probation. He will depart the territory once flights between the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 40-year-old from Malaeimi with a long history before the court was sentenced to a term of probation of 5 years, after he was convicted for the crime of 2nd degree assault. Reupena Ta’ala, who has been in custody since he was arrested last year, unable to post bond,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of violating a court order when he went to his wife’s house and allegedly assaulted her while he was intoxicated was arrested this week. To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa News is withholding the names of all parties involved. The defendant, a 43-...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Vaitogi has been convicted of escape from confinement, a felony punishable by imprisonment of not more than 5 years, and/ or a fine of not more than $5,000 or both. Under a plea agreement, Kolose Tautua, 29, admits that on/ or about April 24, 2019, he escaped...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Nuuuli accused of assaulting another man with a rock told the court the allegation against him is true. Sefulu Heremoni, who is on probation, was initially charged with resisting arrest and second degree assault, both felonies; and three 3 misdemeanors: two...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife appeared in Court last week. He’s charged with third degree assault and private peace disturbance. The government alleges that around 8:30p.m, May 28th, a woman called police regarding her daughter allegedly being assaulted by her...

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