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Venner Pleads to Felon in Possession of Firearm

Winston Curtis Venner, 34, on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal District Court on St. Croix to felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, police officers stopped Venner’s vehicle on Rattan Road and saw a pistol inside the car. Renner, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, had been convicted of third-degree assault in 2005 in the Virgin Islands Superior Court.

He faces a maximum of 10 years of incarceration and a maximum fine of $250,000. A sentencing date has been set for Dec. 7.

>The case was investigated by the V.I. Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews Jr.

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