St. Thomas Man Charged with Firearm Possession

On Dec. 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. According to the VIPD, a loaded handgun was found during the search, and Cornelius was arrested.

Bail for Cornelius was set at $25,000. Cornelius was unable to post bail and was, therefore, turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his Advice of Rights hearing.