carjacking and brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
Normil pleaded guilty on Nov. 26 to carjacking a scooter and brandishing a firearm during the carjacking. Normil admitted that at approximately 10 p.m. Dec. 23, 2013, the victim was traveling up Suicide Hill on St. Thomas when Normil and an accomplice blocked his path with a light colored SUV. Normil and his accomplice approached the victim and Normil pointed a firearm at him, demanding money.
The victim advised Normil that he had no money and Normil told the victim he was taking his scooter. Normil then took the victim’s scooter and his cellular telephone and drove away in the SUV. The damaged scooter was recovered but the cellular telephone was never recovered.
In addition to a prison term, Normil was sentenced to five years of supervised release, a $200 special assessment and ordered to pay restitution to the victim for his losses, according to Sharpe’s news release.
The case was investigated by the V.I. Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nelson L. Jones.