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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 15, 2016

St. Thomas Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm in a School Zone

St. Thomas, USVI – Logan Cobell, 27, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty on September 14, 2016, in federal court to possession of a firearm in a school zone, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Sentencing is scheduled for January 17, 2017.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on March 20, 2016, the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) was dispatched to Fatty’s bar in Red Hook regarding a patron in possession of a firearm. Upon arrival, contact was made with the security officer who turned over to the VIPD a Taurus firearm that had been taken from Cobell. Cobell is not licensed in the District of the Virgin Islands to possess a firearm and his possession was within a 1000 feet of the Eudora Kean High School.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and VIPD. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated September 15, 2016