April 19, 2002 – Federal prosecutors unveiled an indictment Thursday charging Jimmy Davis of St. Croix with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The indictment was unsealed shortly after a jury in Territorial Court convicted Davis of six counts — including four of first-degree assault with intent to kill — in connection with shooting at a car full of people last December.
Davis, 24, is awaiting sentencing on that conviction from Territorial Court Chief Judge Maria Cabret. Each assault charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
Newly appointed U.S. Attorney David Nissman said the federal indictment has to do with an incident in March 2001. Davis can be charged as a felon in possession of a firearm because he was convicted of auto theft in 1997. The federal charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Davis has been arrested more than 20 times, but his conviction this week marks the first time he will face significant time behind bars.
The federal indictment was kept under seal for about two weeks pending the outcome of the Territorial Court trial, Nissman said in a written statement. The indictment grew out of the same investigation that led to more than 20 arrests on St. Croix this week in connection with drug dealing in the Estate Profit area.

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