Richmond Felon Sentenced for Possessing Firearm

RICHMOND, Va.— A Richmond man was sentenced today to 77 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

According to court documents, Jon Terry, 38, was arrested in the Six Points area of Richmond on May 24, 2023. Richmond Police Department officers were on foot patrol and encountered three males, including Terry, trying to put air in a minibike. During this encounter, one of the officers observed a bulge in the shape of a firearm in Terry’s pocket. When an officer attempted to speak to him, Terry ran. After a foot pursuit, the officers detained Terry and recovered a loaded SCCY 9mm handgun.

Terry has prior convictions for distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and grand larceny.

Jessica D. Aber, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Jason S. Miyares, Attorney General of Virginia; Craig Kailimai, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Washington Field Division; and Rick Edwards, Chief of Richmond Police, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Ellen V. Hubbard and Assistant U.S. Attorney Olivia L. Norman prosecuted the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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. 3:23-cr-108.


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