Stephen Williams, 47, appeared Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being arrested and charged with threatening a federal employee, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
Williams was arrested on Monday by special agents from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Inspector General, and officers from the V.I. Police Department. Miller ordered the defendant placed in detention pending a hearing Tuesday. If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum penalty of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
According to documents filed with the court, on Feb. 12, Williams threatened to shoot employees of the Veteran’s Affairs Community Based Out-Patient Clinic at Village Mall in Kingshill.
The case is being investigated by the Inspector General’s office, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian Stringer.