At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsSt. Thomas NewsU.S. Department of Justice

St. Thomas Man With Tinted Windows Stopped By Police With 2 Illegal Guns: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man driving with tinted windows was pulled over by police in a routine traffic stop and discovered to have two illegal weapons in his vehicle, authorities said.

Korda Cornelius, 45 of Contant Knolls, was arrested by VIPD Special Operations Bureau officers about 1:25 p.m. today and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Police officers were on Raphune Hill on traffic enforcement with they observed a vehicle with the windshield heavily tinted, according to the VIPD.

“They initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle and noticed the odor of marijuana coming from it,” VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said. “That prompted officers to search the vehicle, where they found two firearms of different calibers.”

Upon finding the firearms, Cornelius was placed under arrest by the VIPD.

Bail for Cornelius was set at $50,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

Previous post

PRPD: Scam Targeted $4 Million From Puerto Rican Retirement System

Next post

WANTED: Sol Belinda 'Misael' Garcia By Police For Stabbing In F'sted In 2018

The Author

John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *