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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Virginia
Jessica D. Aber, United States Attorney
Contact: Press Officer,
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Richmond Felon Sentenced for Possessing Machine Gun for Sale

RICHMOND, Va. — A Richmond man was sentenced today to two years in prison for possessing ammunition as a convicted felon and possessing a machine gun.

According to court documents, on Feb. 1, 2023, detectives with the Richmond Police Department saw Dai’Quan Jarrvel Lane, 23, displaying a firearm in a live social media video feed. The detectives knew Lane was a convicted felon and, based on past encounters, believed him to be in the Whitcomb Court area. Officers arrived at Whitcomb Court within minutes of the live video ending and encountered Lane outside. When officers tried to stop Lane, he led them on a foot chase. During the chase, he tossed a firearm. That firearm turned out to be a privately made firearm with a machine-gun conversion device affixed to the back. It was loaded and outfitted with a 30-round extended magazine.

Lane admitted that not only did he possess the firearm, but that he had been on his way to sell it for $750 when officers located him.

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 U.S. District Judge Roderick C. Young.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Devon Schulz and Assistant U.S. Attorney Olivia Norman 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 number 3:23-cr-62.


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