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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 14, 2014

St. Thomas Man Arrested For Being A Felon In Possession Of Ammunition

St. Thomas, USVI- Rudy Bridges, 31, of St. Thomas appeared today in District Court on St. Thomas for an advice of rights hearing after his arrest today for being a felon in possession of ammunition, announced United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe. Bridges was released on his personal recognizance.

A federal grand jury indicted Bridges on November 6, 2014, in a one-count indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of ammunition on April 18, 2013. Under federal law a person convicted of being a felon in possession of ammunition faces a sentence of 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.

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

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Updated June 22, 2015