Man Charged with Burglary, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

Police on St. Thomas arrested Sean Stridiron, 38, of Estate Tutu at 2:13 p.m. Friday and charged him with third-degree burglary and unauthorized possession of a firearm in connection with an incident that occurred in the early morning hours Aug. 4.

Stridiron was arrested after the victim identified him as the man who removed several items from his business after hours. The victim also said Stridiron struck him with on the head with a beer bottle the same morning, causing a laceration to the left side of his face that required four sutures to close.

Police added the firearms charge after Stridiron allegedly turned over a Taurus .38 caliber Special to the arresting officers. Stridiron admitted to removing items from the victim’s business after the business was closed, police said, in addition to admitting that he did not have a license to carry a firearm.

Bail for Stridiron was set at $75,000 and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advise of rights hearing.

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