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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia

For Immediate Release

Friday, March 9, 2018
Tracy Doherty-McCormick
, United States Attorney
Contact: Joshua Stueve

Lorton Man Sentenced for Attempted Armed Robbery

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Lorton man was sentenced today to 16 years in prison for attempted robbery, attempted possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and the use and discharge of a firearm during those crimes.

Thomas Todd, 33, was convicted by a federal jury on Sept. 19, 2017. According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Todd conspired to rob a drug dealer at gunpoint in the basement of an apartment building in Lorton. The drug dealer arrived at the apartment building with an armed associate on the evening of June 24, 2016, and a shootout occurred in the lobby.

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 Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Fahey and Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ankush Khardori and Samuel Lord 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. 1:17-cr-24

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Field Division: Washington Field Division