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St. Thomas Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison For Firearm Charge

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

St. Thomas, USVI - District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez today sentenced Clinton G. Todman, Jr., 44, to 40 months in federal prison for his conviction of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. In addition to the prison term, Judge Gomez sentenced Todman to serve three years of supervised release, pay a $100 special assessment, and perform 250 hours of community service.

Todman pleaded guilty on May 7, 2015 to the charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. According to court documents, on February 5, 2015, after receiving descriptions of two vehicles exchanging gunfire in the area of the Cost-U-Less on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands police officers searched for vehicles matching the descriptions. The vehicles were described as a black and a goldcolored Honda. During their search for the vehicles, officers observed Todman in the driver’s seat of a black Honda in the area of Tutu High Rise. After Todman exited the vehicle, the officers patted him down for their safety and retrieved a Kel-Tec, .40 caliber firearm with an obliterated serial number.  Todman was not authorized to carry a firearm because in 1991, he was convicted of a felony in the District Court of the Virgin Islands.

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

Updated February 4, 2016