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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Two St. Thomas Men Sentenced To Prison For Firearm Possession

St. Thomas, USVI – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, on March 4, 2015, sentenced Desi Henry, Jr., 21, to 40 months in prison for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and Jibri Roberts, 22, to five months in prison for possession of a firearm within a school zone, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced today.

According to court records, both men were in possession of three firearms that were discovered after a traffic stop on September 24, 2014 on Veterans Drive, St. Thomas.

On December 8, 2014, Roberts pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in a school zone and Henry pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and possession of an unlicensed firearm. Judge Gomez sentenced Henry to 40 months in prison on each of the two gun charges, with both sentences to run concurrently. He also sentenced Henry to three years of supervised release and Roberts to one year of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

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Updated June 22, 2015