A federal grand jury Thursday returned a four-count indictment charging Clinton G. Todman Jr., 44, with federal and territorial firearm offenses, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
According to the news release from Sharpe’s office, Todman was arrested March 23 on a warrant issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller. He was released on an unsecured $25,000 bond.
The indictment says that at the time of his arrest, Todman possessed a Kel-Tec, .40 caliber pistol, and the pistol’s identifying marks were obliterated.
Todman had been convicted in 1991 of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, court records show. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
The federal charges against Todman are felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. The territorial charges are unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an altered identification mark while driving.
If convicted, Todman faces as much as 10 years in prison on the federal counts. On the territorial counts, he faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nelson L. Jones.