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District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

St. Thomas Man Sentenced to One Month in Prison for Possession of a Firearm in a School Zone

St. Thomas, USVI – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Logan Cobell, 27, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, to one month’s imprisonment followed by one year of supervised release for possession of a firearm in a school zone, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Judge Gomez also ordered Cobell to two months’ home confinement while on supervised release. He must pay a $1,000 fine and a $25 special assessment and complete 400 hours of community service.

On September 14, 2016, Cobell pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in a school zone. According to the plea agreement, 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, a security officer turned over to the VIPD a Taurus firearm that had been taken from Cobell. Cobell is not licensed in the U.S. 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 the VIPD. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated February 8, 2017