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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

St. Thomas Man Arraigned On Charges Of Possession Of Firearm With Obliterated Serial Number

St. Thomas, USVI- Carlos Norman, 22, appeared today in District Court on St. Thomas for arraignment after his arrest for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, announced United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe. Norman was released on an unsecured $20,000 bond.

Norman was arrested Friday pursuant to a warrant issued after he was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 7, 2014 in a one-count indictment charging him with possession of an obliterated firearm on April 28, 2014.

Under federal law, a person convicted of possession of a firearm with the manufacturer’s serial number removed faces a sentence of not more than 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The public is reminded that an indictment is merely a charging document and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ishmael Meyers, Jr.

Updated June 22, 2015