District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced Nathaniel Sumayah, 31, of St. Thomas to 17 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.
Gomez also ordered Sumayah to pay a $100 special assessment and complete 400 hours of community service.
On Nov. 9, Sumayah pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to the plea agreement, on Aug. 13 federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a search warrant of Sumayah’s residence and discovered two firearms, six magazines, and approximately 280 rounds of assorted ammunition, all of which belonged to Sumayah.
The case was investigated by ATF and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith J. Edwards.