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St. Thomas Man Sentenced to 30Months in Prison for Possession of Firearmby Convicted Felon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Virgin Islands

St. Thomas, USVI – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Anthony Williams, Sr., 48, to 30 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Judge Gomez ordered Williams to pay a $100 special assessment and to perform 300 hours of community service.

On June 23, 2016, Williams pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on September 16, 2015, Williams was found in possession of a 9mm caliber Taurus pistol while he was on the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas campus grounds.Williams was previously convicted in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense, and possession of a stolen firearm.

This case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith Edwards.

Updated November 30, 2016

Firearms Offenses