St. Croix Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon In Possession of a Firearm
St. Croix, USVI – Shawn McIntosh, 24, pleaded guilty today in federal court on St. Croix before United States Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon to being a felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
According to the plea agreement filed with the court, police officers encountered McIntosh on July 9, 2016, while searching for another individual at the Hidden Island Bar in St. Croix. Upon observing the police, McIntosh ran and was observing tossing an object, later determined to be a firearm. McIntosh was previously convicted of burglary third degree in 2012 in the Virgin Islands Superior Court.
McIntosh faces a maximum of 10 years of incarceration and a maximum fine of $250,000. A sentencing date has been set for May 24, 2017.
The case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews, Jr.