V.I. Police Department officers arrested two men Wednesday after a traffic accident, charging them with possession in an unlicensed firearm.
According to police, at 11:30 p.m. July 22, officers assigned to the Special Operations Bureau arrested Rasoromeo Archibald, age 39 of Bovoni Housing and Tyler Lamarrie, age 30 of Estate Bovoni.
Officers on patrol on Emile Francis Memorial Drive in the area of Sapphire Hotel responded to render assistance to passengers in an overturned vehicle. While assisting the occupants of the vehicle, officers saw a rifle and a handgun. Archibald and Lamarrie are not licensed to possess firearms in the Virgin Islands and were arrested as a result of having those weapons, police said.
Bail for Archibald and Lamarrie was set at $50,000 each. They were unable to post bail and were turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending their advice of rights hearings.