Evansville father, son facing federal weapons charges

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – An Evansville father and son are facing federal weapons charges.

Eyewitness news obtained the recently unsealed federal indictment.

Larry Ali Richmond, Sr. is charged with possessing and obliterating the serial numbers of three guns.

His son, Larry Ali Richmond, Jr., is charged with two counts of theft.

The federal indictment – filed May 23rd – says Richmond, Jr. stole two guns from an Evansville pawn shop where he worked.

EPD arrested Richmond, Sr. in March after investigators found a box of guns buried behind a home on Sheffield Drive – on the city’s north side.

Police say they’re still looking for one of the guns, a Taurus Judge, that’s missing. Richmond’s son says he stole it last September, according to an affidavit.

Richmond, Sr. is a convicted murderer.

In 1996 – at 17 years old – Richmond shot and killed 70-year-old James Montgomery.

Richmond served more than 20 years in prison before his release in March of 2018.

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(This story was originally published on July 17, 2019)

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