83.9 F
Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, October 2, 2022
HomeNewsArchivesPolice Charge Suspect with Unlicensed Gun

Police Charge Suspect with Unlicensed Gun

Officers on saturated patrol Sunday arrested a St. Croix man after he was allegedly found with an unlicensed firearm in his pocket, the V.I. Police Department reported.

According to the preliminary report, Frederiksted Bike Unit officers, along with officers conducting saturated patrol in Frederiksted, were following up on a first-degree robbery case that had occurred earlier that day.

While inspecting the beach area near the Marley Housing community, police observed a group of men and noticed that one, later identified as 31-year-old Chris Vernon Huggins, began to run when he saw the officers.

Officers apprehended Huggins and reported finding a loaded 9 mm handgun in his pants pocket.

Advertising (skip)
Advertising (skip)

Huggins was placed under arrest and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm, failure to report a firearm, and possession or sale of ammunition. He was placed on a $25,000 bail and remanded to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.