Roniel Allembert, 22, of St. Croix, was sentenced by District Judge Wilma A. Lewis to four months incarceration after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm within a school zone,
United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Wednesday.
Judge Lewis also sentenced Allembert to three years of supervised release, a fine of $1,500, and a special assessment of $100.00, according to the press release.
According to court documents, on Sept .28, 2021, Virgin Islands Police Department
officers discovered a loaded Taurus 9mm handgun in a ditch approximately 290 feet from the Church of God Holiness Academy in Anna’s Hope, St. Croix. Officers also encountered Allembert at the location, but he left at a high rate of speed when he saw the officers. Allembert later returned to the location, driving slowly while looking into the ditch where the handgun was found. Allembert’s DNA was recovered from the firearm, and he did not have a license to possess the firearm.