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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Friday, February 15, 2019
G. Zachary Terwilliger
, United States Attorney
Contact: Joshua Stueve

Man Sentenced for Attempted Robbery and Possessing a Firearm

RICHMOND, Va. – A previously convicted felon was sentenced today to nearly six years in prison for attempted robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, Revardo Darnell White, 59, of Richmond, walked into the back office at Nations Motors Auto Lot in Richmond while wearing a mask and brandishing a loaded firearm and demanded money from his victims. When White pointed the firearm directly at one of the victims, the victim offered cash from his own wallet. White tried to charge the weapon and a bullet fell or was ejected from the weapon onto the floor. White left without taking any cash from the victim or the business.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.


G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Washington Field Division, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson, Jr. Assistant U.S. Attorney Janet Jin Ah Lee 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. 3:18-cr-61.


Washington Field Division