Lued Browne, 44, was sentenced Wednesday by District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez to 42 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives special agent in charge, Carlos A. Canino.
Gomez also sentenced Browne to serve three years of supervised release, 400 hours of community service and pay a $100 special assessment.
Browne pleaded guilty Sept. 14, to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on May 22 V.I. Police Department officers responded to a report that a vehicle was blocking the exit at the Antilles School. Upon arrival at the scene, officers saw Browne, the sole occupant of the vehicle, sitting in the driver’s seat. The officer also observed a firearm between the driver’s seat and the center console of the vehicle. The firearm was recovered.
Browne is a convicted felon and cannot legally possess a firearm in the Virgin Islands. Browne was previously convicted of armed bank robbery and use or possession of a firearm during a crime of violence in the Northern District of Florida, Gainesville Division, in 1992.
This case was investigated by ATF and the VIPD. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.