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Virgin Islands Crime Initiative Arrests Man for Firearm Possession

November 22, 2020

ST. CROIX, USVI – On November 21 at approximately 7:16 p.m., officers of Phase 2 of the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative arrested 26-year-old Jahseem A. Smith of Louis E. Brown Villas, charging him with Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession or Sale of Ammunition, and Possession of a Firearm Within 1000 Feet of a School.

Suspect
Jahseem A. Smith

VICI officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Queen Mary Highway in the vicinity of the Castle Burke residential community. During the traffic stop, officers discovered a loaded firearm. Smith does not have a license to carry a firearm in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and was arrested.

Unable to post bail in the amount of $50,000, Smith was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advice of Rights hearing.

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