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Friday, May 23, 2014

Felon In Possession Of Firearm Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison

St. Thomas, USVI - District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced Fenyang Ouma Francis, 24, to 21 months in prison for a felon in possession of a firearm conviction, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

On January 15, 2014, Francis pleaded guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm after he was arrested and charged with federal and territorial firearm offenses. According to documents filed in court, Francis was arrested on November 2, 2013, after a traffic stop in which a firearm was found in his car. Francis had been previously convicted in connection with the shipment of a firearm into the Virgin Islands from Florida in 2009. Francis was on supervised release for the shipment of a firearm conviction when he was arrested on November 2, 2013. He faces a revocation hearing for violation of his supervised release. The revocation hearing is scheduled for June 12, 2014.

This case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Assistant U.S. Attorney Nelson L. Jones prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015