Darius George Jr., a 23-year-old resident of Mon Bijou on St. Croix, was arrested at about 11:46 a.m., Friday, on a warrant issued by the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands.
According to the V.I. Police Department, George was charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm.
Officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle operated by George on Midland Road, in Estate Calquohoun. The vehicle was subsequently impounded, and officers obtained a search warrant for the vehicle.
A firearm was discovered in the vehicle during the search, resulting in the attainment of an arrest warrant for George, police said.
Bail was set at $25,000, and George, unable to post bail, was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing.
St. Croix District Chief of Police Sidney Elskoe said the arrest should stand as a warning to residents against possessing illegal firearms.
“We will continue to arrest anyone who possesses firearms without going through the proper channels. If you have an illegal firearm, our officers will arrest you and take that illegal gun off the street,” Elskoe said.