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Da'ville arrested for assault

BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer staff reporter livingstonc@jamaicaobserver.com

Saturday, May 25, 2013    

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LOVER'S rock singer Da'Ville was released from the American Nassau County Fourth Precinct in New York yesterday after allegedly assaulting his wife.

The 35-year-old singer, whose given name is Orville Thomas, was arrested on Thursday and charged.

A man, who gave his name as Sergeant O'Conner at the Nassau County Court, confirmed that the singer attended the 9:00 am session. He is scheduled to return on June 24.

In a telephone interview with the Jamaica Observer, Jae Brown-Thomas — the singer's wife — confirmed the incident.

She said calling the police was her last option.

"I am not trying to bash my husband but at the same time, what happened was wrong," she said.

Brown-Thomas, who manages her husband through Fashozy Records, said she has always led a private life as they were always a private couple.

"I still love my husband and I want everyone to know we are going through a rough time," she said.

"I had no choice in action. My husband is a big, tall man," she said.

She said they both needed time to resolve it.

Da'Ville started his professional career as part of the vocal group ARP. He went solo in 2003.

Three years later, he scored one of his biggest hit with Always on My Mind.

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