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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Clinton G. Todman, Jr. Indicted On Firearm Charges

St. Thomas, USVI – A federal grand jury today returned a four-count indictment charging Clinton G. Todman, Jr., 44, with federal and territorial firearm offenses, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Todman was arrested on March 23, 2015 on a warrant issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller. He was released on an unsecured $25,000 bond.

According to the indictment, at the time of his arrest, Todman possessed a Kel-Tec, .40 caliber pistol with its identifying marks obliterated. In 1991, Todman was convicted of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm. The federal charges against Todman are: felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. The territorial charges are: unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an altered identification mark while driving. If convicted, Todman faces up to 10 years in prison on the federal counts. With respect to the territorial counts, he faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

United States Attorney Sharpe reminds the public that an indictment is merely a formalcharging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nelson L. Jones.

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Updated June 22, 2015