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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 13, 2017

Chesapeake Felon Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm

NORFOLK, Va. – Raymond Antoine Wyche, 25, of Chesapeake, was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Wyche pleaded guilty on June 27, 2016. According to court documents, Wyche was wanted for the malicious wounding of two victims who were shot on Greenleaf Street in Norfolk. After law enforcement located Wyche at a motel, Wyche got into a car and was arrested with a loaded .40 caliber pistol. Wyche was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to being a previously convicted of felony drug charges. Ballistic tests proved that the gun Wyche possessed was used in the shooting of the two victims on Greenleaf Street. Wyche has been affiliated with gangs and has been charged in several other shootings, but the cases were all dismissed when the victims refused to cooperate.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Michael B. Boxler, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Mark S. Davis. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bill Muhr and V. Kathleen Dougherty prosecuted the case.

 

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:15-cr-165.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated January 13, 2017