ST. THOMAS MAN ARRESTED AND DETAINED FOR CARJACKING
St. Thomas, USVI – United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe stated today that Troy J. Normil, 18, of St. Thomas, has been arrested and charged in a federal criminal complaint with Carjacking. Normil was arrested on March 20 and has been in custody pending a preliminary and detention hearing, which was held today before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller. At the conclusion of today’s hearing, Magistrate Judge Miller found Normil was a flight risk and a danger to the community and ordered him detained pending trial. A trial date has not yet been scheduled.
According to the affidavit accompanying the criminal complaint, on November 23, 2013, Troy J. Normil and another individual blocked the roadway with a SUV as the victim traveled on the roadway. When the victim stopped because the roadway was blocked, Normil demanded money. When the victim stated he had none, Normil and his accomplice then stole the victim’s s cellular telephone and his Honda Elite Scooter at gunpoint. If convicted of the carjacking offense as alleged in the criminal complaint, Normil faces up to 15 years in federal prison.
United States Attorney Sharpe reminds the public that a criminal complaint is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.
The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nelson L. Jones.