Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:47 pm Last modified: 12:35 pm

Sumayah Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced Nathaniel Sumayah, 31, of St. Thomas to 17 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

Gomez also ordered Sumayah to pay a $100 special assessment and complete 400 hours of community service.

On Nov. 9, Sumayah pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to the plea agreement, on Aug. 13 federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a search warrant of Sumayah’s residence and discovered two firearms, six magazines, and approximately 280 rounds of assorted ammunition, all of which belonged to Sumayah.

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The case was investigated by ATF and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith J. Edwards.

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