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Press Release

Five-Time Felon Sentenced to 10 Years for Gun Crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, on February 3, Richmond Police officers were conducting a routine patrol in Creighton Court when they observed Anthony Peters, 29, and another person, Gary Garrison, walking in the 2000 block of Creighton Road. The officers exited their vehicle to approach the individuals because they suspected them both to have been banned from Creighton Court by Richmond Revitalization and Housing Authority. While speaking with Peters and Garrison, the officers noticed a bulge in Peters’s waistband, and conducted a pat down of Peters. During the pat down, the officer immediately discovered the firearm and removed it from Peters. 

Peters was a five-time felon at the time that he possessed the firearm in Creighton Court. Law enforcement also found 3.5 grams of “crack” cocaine in Peter’s possession.

On November 1, Gary Garrison was sentenced to 8 years in prison for possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon while in Creighton Court on another date.

G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF’s Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson. Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen E. Anthony prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:19-cr-82.


Joshua Stueve
Director of Public Affairs

Updated November 22, 2019

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