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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 43-year-man was arrested by police on the allegation that he assaulted his wife while in their vehicle. He made his initial appearance in court last week where he entered a not guilty plea to the charges against him. The man is being charged with public peace...
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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 two weeks ago. To protect the identity of the victim, Samoa News is withholding the names of all parties involved. The defendant, a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of beating a woman was arrested by police and he’s now charged. Matthew Vili made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged with felonious restraint involving domestic violence and one count of 2nd degree assault involving domestic...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 45-year old man who was accused of assaulting his wife at home in Vaitogi village while he was heavily intoxicated, told police that the reason he did this was because she misused money to play money games such as “Ponesi” instead of using it wisely to feed their...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of pointing a knife at a woman’s throat in the presence of their two young children was arrested and he’s now in custody. While arresting the man, police found a baggie of methamphetamine and marijuana joints on him. (Samoa News has decided to print the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A passenger in a vehicle pulled over by police during a traffic stop is now facing felony charges after police allegedly discovered illegal drugs in his possession. The driver, Misitama West, made his initial appearance before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 43-year old man who is accused of assaulting his wife at their home in Ottoville while he was heavily intoxicated told police that the reason he did this was because he wanted to discipline his wife for disrespecting him in front of her family and their friends. When...
Just say no to marijuana
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested by police last month on allegations that he assaulted his wife. When police officers arrived at the couple’s home, the wife directed police to the location where her husband (defendant) had hidden a dried marijuana plant. According to the government’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting his wife in Ottoville was arrested and appeared in court three weeks ago. The defendant, a 35-year-old man from Samoa, made his initial appearance in court three weeks ago. He is charged with 3rd degree assault and disturbing the private peace...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 39-year-old man who is on probation for a drug conviction was arrested by police last month on the allegation that he unlawfully entered a house and assaulted his ex-wife who was with her boyfriend. However, when police apprehended the defendant, drugs were allegedly...

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