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Police Arrest Suspect with Gun

December 12, 2012
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Police on St. Croix arrested Vernon Chris Huggins after he was found with an unlicensed firearm in his pocket. Officers on saturated patrol discovered the firearm in Huggins possession on December 9.

According to the preliminary report, Frederiksted Bike Unit officers and officers conducting saturated patrol in Frederiksted were following up on a First degree Robbery case that occurred that same day. While inspecting the area near the Marley Beach police observed a group of men and noticed that one male, later identified as31-year-old Vernon Huggins, began to run when he saw the officers. Officers apprehended Huggins and found loaded 9mm handgun in his pants pocket. Huggins was placed under arrest and charged with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Failure to Report a Firearm, and Possession or Sale of Ammunition. He was placed on a $25,000 bail and remanded to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending further court action.

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