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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 9, 2018

Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Firearm Possession

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the Mosby Court public housing community.

According to court documents, on July 29, 2017, Tiwan Parham, 29, was approached by several Richmond Police Department (RPD) Officers in the 1400 block of Coalter Street, Richmond, inside the Mosby Court public housing community. After a brief discussion, Parham consented to a pat down and officers discovered within his waistband a .40 caliber, Glock pistol, with an extended magazine containing 31 rounds of ammunition. RPD Officers later determined Parham was a convicted felon, related to a 2004 second-degree murder conviction. As part of his plea agreement, Parham further admitted to a March 2017 incident within Mosby Court in which he pistol whipped a victim and shot into an occupied vehicle.

Tracy Doherty-McCormick, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Thomas L. Chittum, III, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, and Alfred Durham, Chief of Richmond Police, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge M. Hannah Lauck. Assistant U.S. Attorney Erik S. Siebert 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 is located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 3:17-cr-122.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Contact: 
Joshua Stueve Director of Communications joshua.stueve@usdoj.gov
Updated April 9, 2018