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Defendant Apprehended with Firearms, Live Rounds of Ammunition, and Loaded Magazines Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm While Under Indictment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Virgin Islands

St. Croix, USVI – United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Amead Williams, 24, pleaded guilty on April 25, 2019 in federal court to possession of a firearm while under indictment.

According to court documents, on September 11, 2018, Virgin Islands police and other law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a residence in Frederiksted. During the search, police uncovered a .223 Kel Tec pistol with two attached loaded magazines, each containing 30 live rounds, and a 9mm firearm loaded with 13 rounds. A firearm forensic analysis revealed that both firearms were operable. Amead Williams admitted to law enforcement officers that the firearms belonged to him. At the time of the search, Williams was subject to criminal charges pending in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands,

Williams faces up to five years of incarceration for the offense and a fine of up to $250,000.00. A sentencing date has been scheduled for August 28, 2019.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews, Jr.


Updated April 25, 2019