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St. Thomas Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Possession Of Firearm

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

St. Thomas, USVI - District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez today sentenced Carlos Jamoi Norman, 23, to 30 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

On November 18, 2014, Norman pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment. Norman has been in custody since December 31, 2014.

According to documents filed in court, Norman was involved in an altercation in the Oswald Harris Court housing community during which shots were fired. When Virgin Islands police officers arrived at the scene, they were given descriptions of the persons discharging the firearms. Officers proceeded to go to each apartment to talk to the occupants. As officers approached the apartment in which Norman was located, he got up and ran. Norman was captured at the back door of the apartment. During a search of Norman, officers found a black holster on his waist. A search of the apartment revealed a Springfield Armory XD, .40 caliber handgun with an obliterated serial number.

In addition to a prison term, Norman was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by former Assistant U.S. Attorney Ishmael Meyers, Jr. and Assistant U.S. Attorney Nelson L. Jones.

Updated June 22, 2015