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News / Virgin Islands / January 24, 2018

ST. THOMAS — Levi Registe, 26, of St. Thomas, was arrested today on an indictment charging him with two federal firearms offenses and three territorial firearms offenses, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Registe made his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on the federal charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, and the territorial charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of an unlicensed firearm, and possession of body armor by a person convicted of a crime of violence. He was detained pending a detention hearing on January 25, 2018.

According to the indictment, on December 16, 2017, Registe possessed a SKS rifle, a shotgun, and a bulletproof vest. The indictment further states that Registe was previously convicted in the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands for assault in the first degree, and is not licensed to possess any of the firearms in the Virgin Islands.

Under federal law, possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon carries a sentence of not more than 10 years and a $250,000 fine. Under territorial law, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon carries a minimum sentence of 20 years and a $50,000 fine; possession of an unlicensed firearm carries a minimum sentence of 10 years and a minimum fine of $10,000, and possession of body armor by a person convicted of a crime of violence carries a maximum sentence of three years.

United States Attorney Shappert reminds the public that an indictment is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

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