Virginia Police searching for woman, child after being abducted at gunpoint

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CHESTERFIELD, VA -Chesterfield Police are searching for an abducted female and her missing child, as well as the man who abducted her.
​On Dec. 27, 2020, police responded to the 12500 block of Mount Blanco Court for a report of an abduction and shots fired. On scene, police learned an armed male, identified as Patrick Sharod Parrish, had exited a vehicle and demanded to see the victim. Once the victim, identified at Maryaih Rhem, exited the residence, she was forcefully put into the vehicle as Parrish was firing a rifle. The vehicle fled with Parrish and Rhem, 24, inside.

Rhem, of the 6100 block of Leopold Circle in Chesterfield, is a black female, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Police obtained warrants for Parrish, 29, of the 800 block of Gladstone Street in Petersburg, for: abduction, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, reckless handling of a firearm, brandishing and discharging a firearm within 600 feet of a home. Parrish is a black male, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing about 191 pounds; he has black hair and brown eyes.


The vehicle used in this abduction is believed to be a white Dodge Stratus with no hub caps.

During the course of the investigation, officers learned that Rhem has a 12-month-old son, Royce Rhem; police have been unable to locate Royce. Royce is described as a black male, about 2 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 28 pounds. Royce has a mole under his left eye.

​Police continue to investigate this incident and are asking anyone with information to contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660 or through the P3 app.

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