Chesterfield Looking for Kidnapped Woman, Missing Child

Woman Taken at Gunpoint

December 27, 2020 - 12:34 pm
Police are looking for Maryaih Rhem and Royce Rhem. (Chesterfield Police)

(Chesterfield Police)


Chesterfield, Va.- ( - BREAKING:  The woman and child have been found safe, and a suspect is in custody.

ORIGINAL: 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, whom they have 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 allegedly firing a rifle. Police then say 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 ischarging 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 alleged abduction is believed to be a white Dodge Stratus with no hub caps. 

Police are looking for Patrick Parrish. (Chesterfield Police)
(Chesterfield Police)

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.