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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man has been sentenced to just over one year in prison for one count of aiding and abetting possession of a firearm by a person under indictment, authorities said A’keem Stanley, 27, of Golden Grove, appeared before Judge Wilma Lewis in U.S. District Court and

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FREDERIKSTED — Police Commissioner Trevor A. Velinor said he’s calling it quits on Friday, saying that he’s leaving local government service to spend time with his loved ones. Meanwhile, a Government House spokesman first told the Virgin Islands Daily News that reports that Velinor’s contract was not being renewed are

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man charged with buying firearms in a straw purchase, who attempted to import them into the U.S. Virgin Islands, has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, according to court documents. Michael Kelly, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking firearms in interstate and foreign commerce, which

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police on St. Thomas are investigating an SUV with firearms in it that overturned on Veteran’s Drive on Saturday night, authorities said. The vehicle seen in this VIPD image “was abandoned by occupants,” according to St. Thomas-St. John District Chief Steven Philip. “Two firearms were recovered from

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CRUZ BAY — For the first time ever, British police are assisting the VIPD in the investigation into the disappearance of a 41-year-old woman who went missing from a catamaran in St. John more than three weeks ago. Sarm Heslop vanished from the Siren Song, a 47-foot yacht owned and

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CHARTLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix couple faces a host of federal firearms charges after authorities say they purchased gun parts online, then illegally assembled and sold more than 100 firearms in the territory, according to a Grand Jury indictment unsealed today. Somalie Bruce, 35, and Jeanorah Williams, 26, of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was captured on surveillance video receiving an AK-47 assault rifle in a duffel bag near Hospital Ground last year admitted to that act in federal court, authorities said. Akeem Dijhani Julien, 25, of St. Thomas, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man accused of first-degree murder in 2019 has pleaded guilty to allowing firearms to be brought into a house where he had third-party custodial responsibilities over a man under federal indictment, authorities said. A’keem Stanley, 28, of Two Williams, appeared before Magistrate Judge George W.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A brother-sister duo who ran a gun trafficking operation that moved scores of assault rifles between Atlanta and St. Thomas were sentenced in federal court on Tuesday. Shawn Bernard Tyson, 34, of St. Thomas, was found guilty after a two-day trial of being a felon in possession

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was given a nearly six-year prison sentence for being a convicted felon with a gun, authorities said. Jabari Hodge, 30, of St. Thomas, was sentenced to 71 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm followed by a three

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