VIPD Criminal Investigation detectives arrested 31-year-old Wellington Pennyfeather Sunday, soon after his flight landed at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport. He was charged with unauthorized possession of an unlicensed firearm in connection with a March 12 shooting near the Frontline Night Club in Estate Glynn.
A warrant was issued for Pennyfeather after his gun was found near the scene of the shooting, which resulted in 29-year-old Leroy Brooks death. Another man was also injured in a shooting that night, and two firearms were recovered at the scene, one of which was traced back to Pennyfeather, police said.
Pennyfeather was held by Customs and Border Protections officers until police arrived. He was charged with unauthorized possession of an unlicensed firearm, failure to report a firearm obtained outside or brought into the Virgin Islands, and alteration of identifying marks on a weapon. He was held on $25,000 bail and remanded to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending his advice of rights hearing.