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Woman Ordered to Report to Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse After Allegedly Assaulting Father and Sister

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ST. THOMAS — A woman appeared before a judge in the V.I Superior court on Tuesday after she allegedly assaulted her father and sister.

The arrest of Lisa Greenaway, age 28, who was charged with simple assault and battery as an act of domestic violence, follows a report on October 10th by Greenaway’s father of a disturbance at his residence.

According to the probable cause fact sheet, when police arrived at the scene, they made contact with the complainant, Greenaway’s father, who stated that he and his other daughter went to the first floor of their home to talk to Greenaway who had stayed out late. “Where were you all night? You know you just had a baby and you’re not supposed to be out and about and not let your sister know your whereabouts,” the father said he told his daughter.

He stated that Greenaway’s sister was her third-party custodian from a previous arrest. He said the sister asked Greenaway for her cell phone, and after handing it to her, Greenaway slapped the sibling in the face. The father said he quickly got between the two sisters and tried to stop Greenaway from slapping her sister again. According to the father, Greenaway began swinging her arms at him, striking him in the face multiple times and kicking him about the body. While he was trying to stop Greenaway from fighting, she bit his left pinky finger causing a laceration, according to the probable cause fact sheet.

The father said he shouted at Greenaway in hopes of getting her attention to stop the assault. With his finger bleeding, the father said, “Look what you did to me. You’re biting me. All we are trying to do is help you.” He said Greeenaway calmed down shortly after, at which point police was called.

Contact was made with Greenaway’s sister, whose story corroborated with her father’s statement, according to the probable cause fact sheet. Police observed an abrasion to the father’s nose and an abrasion to his left pinky finger.

Investigations revealed that Greenaway was diagnosed with a form of mental illness after giving birth on October 4, 2022.

In court on Tuesday, a judge ordered that Greenaway report to the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse upon her release. She was given bail as an unsecured bond of $1,000 and would be released to a third-party custodian. Greenaway is barred from the leaving St Thomas-St. John District without the court’s written authorization and must report to the Office of Probation once a week. She is to have no unlawful contact with the victims, and is prohibited from consuming alcohol or any controlled substance, as well as obtaining a firearm, ammunition or any dangerous weapon.

Her arraignment is set for October 28, 2022.

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