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St. Thomas Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm in a School Zone

Logan Cobell, 27, of St. Thomas pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to possession of a firearm in a school zone, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 17.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on March 20, the V.I. Police Department was dispatched to Fatty’s Bar in Red Hook regarding a patron in possession of a firearm. At the scene, the officers made contact with the security officer who turned over to the VIPD a Taurus firearm that had been taken from Cobell.

Cobell is not licensed in the Virgin Islands to possess a firearm and his possession was within a 1,000 feet of the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and VIPD. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte.

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