Two Arrests made on Straw Firearm Purchases

Thursday, February 17, 2022

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – During October of 2021, the Second Precinct Crime Suppression Squad (CSS) initiated an investigation for an illegal firearm purchase.

During this investigation, it was learned that Mary Fullem, a 44-year-old female from Stafford, VA, made a false statement on a firearm purchase form. Once she purchased the firearm, her husband Brian Fullem, a 33-year-old male from Virginia Beach, who is a convicted felon, assumed possession of the firearm.

Warrants were obtained against Mary Fullem for the False Statement on a Firearm Consent Form and Sale of a Firearm to a Convicted Felon. Warrants were also obtained against Brian Fullem for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and for a Firearm Purchase Violation.

On February 15, 2022, officers assigned to the Second Precinct’s CSS located both individuals at a store in Virginia Beach attempting to purchase yet another firearm and arrested them both on the outstanding warrants.