LEARN 2 DRIVE! 2 Bumbling Criminals Undo Themselves After Flipping Car Over With Illegal Weapons Inside
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Alert police noticed an overturned vehicle on St. Thomas’ East End and tried to help the occupants safely out of their car late Wednesday night.
When police did, they noticed that the two St. Thomas men had a handgun and rifle in the incapacitated vehicle — and were quickly arrested by officers with the Special Operations Bureau (SOB).
Rasoromeo Archibald, 39. of Bovoni Apartments and Tyler Lamarrie, 30, of Estate Bovoni, were arrested about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
Officers on patrol on Emile Milo Francis Memorial Drive near Sapphire Beach Condominium Resort rendered assistance to two men in an overturned vehicle, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.
“While assisting the occupants of the vehicle, officers observed a rifle and a handgun,” Derima said.
Archibald and Lamarrie are not licensed to possess firearms in the Virgin Islands and were arrested as a result of having those weapons, according to Derima.
Bail for Archibald and Lamarrie was set at $50,000 each. Unable to post bail, they were each remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC) pending advice-of-rights hearings.