Rudy Bridges, 31, was sentenced Monday in St. Thomas to 33 months in prison for possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. The sentence was handed down by District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez.
According to court records, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspectors discovered 290 rounds of ammunition in Bridges’ luggage when he arrived in St. Thomas aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale on April 18, 2013. On December 18, 2014, Bridges pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. Judge Gomez also sentenced Bridges to three years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and CBP. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.