ST. THOMAS — Selmo Watts, 34, pleaded guilty in federal court today to breaking into a Post Office, according to a release issued by the office of United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe.
According to the plea agreement, on November 27, 2016, Watts was seen on video surveillance entering the Arthuro A. Watlington, Sr. Post Office in French Town after he forced open a locked door. Watts was then seen carrying at least eight packages from the post office.
Sentencing for Watts is scheduled before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on July 6, 2017. Watts faces a sentence of no more than five years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000.
This case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.
Also in St. Thomas today, Tomolah Foy, 23, pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine, according to United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe.
According to the plea agreement, undercover agents purchased crack cocaine from Foy in December 2016 and on three separate occasions in November 2016. All purchases occurred in the Red Hook area of St. Thomas. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez remanded Foy into the custody of the United States Marshals Service. Sentencing is scheduled for July 6, 2017.
Foy faces a maximum sentence of no more than twenty years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and three years of supervised release.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.