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St. Croix Man Sentenced to 41 Months For Possession of a Firearm While Under Indictment For Robbery, Assault, and Other Firearms Charges

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 Ameade Williams, 24, of St. Croix, was sentenced to 41 months of incarceration for possession of a firearm while under indictment by District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on September 9, 2019. Judge Lewis also ordered Williams to pay a fine in the amount of $1,000.00, to supervised release for three years, and to pay a special assessment of $100.00.

On September 11, 2018, Virgin Islands police and other law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the Williams’ residence located at No. 4E Two Williams, Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. During the search, police uncovered a .223 Kel Tec pistol with two attached loaded magazines each containing 30 live rounds on a living room couch. They also uncovered a 9mm firearm loaded with 13 rounds. Firearm analysis revealed that both firearms were operable. Williams admitted that the firearms belonged to him. At the time of the search he was facing robbery, assault and firearm charges in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands in an unrelated matter.

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

Updated September 22, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime