Prison sentence in firearms case associated with 2021 traffic stop
RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A Richmond man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to a firearm charge.
According to a release, 23-year-old Marquis Bonhomme pleaded in September to a charge of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.
Court documents show that on July 14, 2021, police in Richmond pulled him over for a traffic stop, during which time officers learned Bonhomme was wanted on outstanding warrants.
Before leaving the scene of the arrest, officers spotted a firearm magazine that was in plain view inside Bonhomme’s vehicle.
The officers got a search warrant, and when they went through the vehicle, they found a loaded Glock, Model 26, 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a Glock “switch” conversion device that makes a pistol fully automatic when inserted into the rear of the firearm, a loaded Century Arms International VSKA 7.62 caliber semi-automatic pistol with a 35 round magazine, a 50 round drum magazine, and assorted 7.62 caliber and 9mm caliber ammunition.
The release says a federal warrant was later obtained for Bonhomme’s Instagram accounts, where agents found several images of Bonhomme possessing other firearms, photographs and discussions about Glock “switch” conversion devices, and active involvement in illegal marijuana trafficking.