ST. THOMAS, USVI – On December 24, at 10:30 a.m., police arrested 44-year-old Leroy Cornelius of Contant Knolls, charging him with Constructive Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm.
Members of the VIPD Special Operations Bureau, K-9 Unit, Special Response Team, Criminal Investigation Bureau and Forensics Unit executed a Search Warrant on a residence in Contant Knolls. During the execution of the warrant, a loaded handgun was discovered.
Cornelius was arrested as a result.
Bail for Cornelius was set at $25,000. Unable to post bail, he was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his Advice of Rights hearing.
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