Two St. Thomas Men Sentenced for Firearm Violations

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced two St. Thomas men Wednesday on firearm violation charges.

Gomez sentenced 21-year-old Desi Henry, Jr. to 40 months in prison for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and 22-year-old Jibri Roberts to five months in prison for possession of a firearm within a school zone, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

According to court records, both men were in possession of three firearms that were discovered after a traffic stop on Sept. 24 on Veterans Drive, St. Thomas.

On Dec. 8, Roberts pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in a school zone and Henry pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

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Gomez on Wednesday sentenced Henry to 40 months in prison on each of the two gun charges, with both sentences to run concurrently. He also sentenced Henry to three years of supervised release and Roberts to one year of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

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