September 19, 2023

VBPD Arrest Two in Straw Purchase of a Firearm

On September 14, 2023, in a joint operation with Virginia State Police (VSP), officers from the Virginia Beach Police Department’s (VBPD) Third Precinct Crime Suppression Squad (CSS) arrested Rebecca Maggard (F/61) of Virginia Beach and Michael Maggard (M/32) of Virginia Beach for their involvement in a straw purchase of a firearm.

During their joint investigation, they became aware that Rebecca Maggard was attempting to purchase a firearm from a Virginia Beach gun store while she had active felony warrants on file. After taking her into custody, further investigation revealed that she was attempting to purchase the firearm for Michael Maggard, a convicted felon.

Rebecca Maggard was charged with Felony Purchasing a Firearm for an Ineligible Person and Making a false Statement on a Criminal History Form. Michael Maggard was charged with Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ineligible Person Solicits to Buy a Firearm.

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