High-Speed Chase Leads to Discovery of Firearm and Ammunition

Police officers were led on a high-speed chase Friday after they attempted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle without a visible license plate and tinted windows, the V.I. Police Department reported.

While Officers of the Special Operations Bureau were on patrol in the Peter’s Rest area, they observed a black four-door Acura TSX being operated without a visible license plate displayed on the front bumper and with the entire front windshield tinted, passing the AS1 line, according to the police report.

Officers attempted to pull the vehicle over in the area of the Quality Electric parking lot. However, the driver of the Acura led the officers on a high-speed chase that came to an end in the area of Home Depot, the police report stated.

A search of the vehicle was conducted, where a Glock handgun with an extended loaded 15-round magazine inserted in the magazine well and an additional 13-round magazine were all recovered from inside the vehicle, the report stated.

Rashawn Jackson, 20, was placed under arrest for carrying of a firearm openly or concealed and possession or sale of ammunition. His bail was set at $50,000, police said.