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St. Thomas Man Charged with Carjacking

Troy J. Normil, 18, of St. Thomas, was arrested and charged with carjacking in a federal criminal complaint, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe announced Tuesday.

Normil was arrested Thursday and held in custody pending a preliminary and detention hearing that was held Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller.

At the conclusion of the hearing, Miller found Normil was a flight risk and a danger to the community and ordered him detained pending trial, Sharpe said. A trial date has not yet been scheduled.

According to the affidavit accompanying the criminal complaint, on Nov. 23, 2013, Troy J. Normil and another individual blocked the roadway with an SUV. When the victim stopped his Honda Elite Scooter because the roadway was blocked, Normil demanded money. When the victim said he had none, Normil and his accomplice then stole the victim’s s cell phone and his scooter at gunpoint.

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If convicted, Normil faces up to 15 years in federal prison.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the case. Assistant United States Attorney Nelson L. Jones is prosecuting it.

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Troy J. Normil, 18, of St. Thomas, was arrested and charged with carjacking in a federal criminal complaint, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe announced Tuesday.

Normil was arrested Thursday and held in custody pending a preliminary and detention hearing that was held Tuesday before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller.

At the conclusion of the hearing, Miller found Normil was a flight risk and a danger to the community and ordered him detained pending trial, Sharpe said. A trial date has not yet been scheduled.

According to the affidavit accompanying the criminal complaint, on Nov. 23, 2013, Troy J. Normil and another individual blocked the roadway with an SUV. When the victim stopped his Honda Elite Scooter because the roadway was blocked, Normil demanded money. When the victim said he had none, Normil and his accomplice then stole the victim’s s cell phone and his scooter at gunpoint.

If convicted, Normil faces up to 15 years in federal prison.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the case. Assistant United States Attorney Nelson L. Jones is prosecuting it.