Suspect Sought in Strangulation
– March 18, 2014 3:30 pm
LAKE RIDGE, Va. – Arrest warrants have been issued for man who abducted, strangled a woman in a room, police said.
Here’s more in an unedited police press release:
Strangulation l Abduction – On March 16th at 10:01PM, officers responded to a residence located in the 12500 block of Plymouth Ct in Woodbridge (22192) to investigate a report of threatening phone calls. The victim, a 19 year old woman of Woodbridge, reported to police that she and the accused, a known acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused displayed a knife and pushed the victim into a room of the residence. While inside the room, the accused choked the victim and refused to let her leave. A female acquaintance of the victim, also present in the residence at the time of the altercation, attempted to intervene. At that point, the victim was able to escape to another room. The victim was ultimately able to contact police when the accused fled from the residence. No injuries were reported. Following the investigation, officers obtained warrants for the accused. Attempts to locate the accused have been unsuccessful.
Wanted: [No photo available]
Bernaldo Islander MALDONADO-GIRON, 19, of 12517 Plymouth Ct in Woodbridge
Described as white male, 5’6”, 150lbs with medium build, black hair, brown eyes
Wanted for strangulation, abduction, preventing a call to 9-1-1, and threatening phone calls