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Richmond man sentenced to more than two years in prison for 2023 firearm charges

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A Richmond man was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Nathaniel Jay Brown, 35, has multiple felony convictions and cannot legally possess a firearm.

According to court documents, on Sept. 5, 2023, Henrico County Police officers performed a traffic stop on Brown after observing him committing traffic infractions.

During the traffic stop and in response to an officer’s questions, Brown indicated that he was in possession of a firearm.

After Brown got out of the vehicle, the officer retrieved from Brown’s waistband a .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun with a fully loaded magazine.

Brown had a similar charge against him previously: a 2013 conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.