Judge Sentences Man to 33 Months on Ammo Charge

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Monday sentenced Rudy Bridges to 33 months in prison for possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

According to court records, U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspectors discovered 290 rounds of ammunition in the 31-year-old Bridges’ luggage when he arrived in St. Thomas aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale on April 18, 2013.

On Dec. 18, 2014, Bridges pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. Gomez also sentenced Bridges to three years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and CBP. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

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