Man Sentenced For Posing As US Marshal
A Bristol, Tennessee man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison for impersonating a deputy US Marshal. According to federal court documents, in August 2020, 47 year old Bobby Rowe Maggard Jr. was convicted of the felony offense of Grand Larceny in Tazwell County, Virginia. Then in July 2021, law enforcement in East Tennessee began receiving information that a person was representing himself as a Deputy U.S. Marshal. Maggard was identified as a suspect. When questioned by law enforcement, Maggard admitted that he was a felon and knew it was unlawful for him to possess a firearm. He also admitted that he used a fake Deputy U.S. Marshal’s badge and patch, which he had purchased on the internet, in order to pose as a Deputy U.S. Marshal. He also admitted to falsely using the identity of a Deputy U.S. Marshal to obtain repair services for an Apple watch. Law enforcement conducted a search of his residence and recovered eight firearms – three Glock pistols, four AR-style rifles in various calibers, and a 12-gauge tactical shotgun. Maggard was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Greeneville.