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Woman charged in Food Lion murder found in Maryland

From police: 

Murder Investigation *ARREST – On December 2, members of the U.S. Marshal led Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested the suspect involved in the murder of Cordrey Douglas Jackson which occurred at the Food Lion located at 6306 Hoadly Rd in [near Dale City] on November 29. The suspect, Roberta Edlina BRANDON, was located at a residence on Addison Rd in Capitol Heights, Maryland where she was arrested without incident. The accused will remain in custody in Maryland until extradited back to Virginia.

Arrested on December 2: [No photo available]

Roberta Edlina BRANDON, 23, of the 2800 block of Bixley Hill Ct in Woodbridge

Charged with murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

                Court Date: Pending | Status: Awaiting Extradition

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Dumfries man gets 120 months for conspiracy to distribute cocaine

From: United States Attorney Dana J. Boente, Eastern District of Virginia

“Francis Joseph Douglas, 33, of Dumfries, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and the use and carry of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.

Douglas pleaded guilty on September 7.  According to court documents, Douglas sold cocaine from October 2014 until his initial arrest in August 2015.  During this time, Douglas made bi-weekly trips to New York to obtain between $5,000 and $8,000 worth of cocaine, which Douglas redistributed in Prince William County.  While distributing cocaine, Douglas was regularly armed with a Glock .40 caliber pistol with an extended magazine.  Further, despite being convicted of multiple felonies, Douglas aided and abetted his wife in providing false statements during the purchase of four firearms for him, including an AK-47 and AR-15 rifle.  On Nov. 12, 2015, Douglas also aided and abetted McGary Dean Williams in providing false statements during the purchase of two firearms from a federal firearms dealer located in Woodbridge.”

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Two face murder charges in Jose Garcia Flores death

From police: 

Murder Investigation *ARRESTS – On December 1, detectives from the Homicide Unit identified the suspects involved in the murder of Jose Moises GARCIA FLORES which occurred in the  on October 8. The preliminary investigation into the incident alleged that the suspects, identified as Robert Ellis ROBINSON and Terrell Lejuan HARRIS, attempted to rob the victim. During the encounter, the victim was shot and killed. The victim and the suspects were not known to one another. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for ROBINSON and HARRIS. Both suspects were previously in custody at the Adult Detention Center on unrelated charges.

Arrested on December 1:

Robert Ellis ROBINSON, 47, of 1055 Gardenview Lp, Apt 204, in Woodbridge

Terrell Lejuan HARRIS, 21, of 1312 Bayside Ave #12 in Woodbridge [No Photo Available]

Both were charged with murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

Court Date: January 23, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

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Four arrested in stabbing near Dumfries

An 18-year-old man was stabbed outside a 7-Eleven store near Dumfries on Sunday.

From police: 

Malicious Wounding | Stabbing Investigation [Previously Released] On November 27 at 8:00PM, officers responded to the 7-Eleven located at 16806 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a stabbing. The investigation revealed that the victim, identified as an 18-year-old man of Dumfries, was involved in a verbal altercation with several unknown men in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven. During the encounter, the victim was stabbed. The suspects fled the area and the police were contacted. The victim was flown to an area hospital with life threatening injuries and is expected to survive. This incident does not appear to be random. The investigation continues.

Two days later, police arrested a 17-year-old girl, an 18-year-old man, and a 53-year-old man in connection to the case: 

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Malicious Wounding | Stabbing Investigation *ARRESTS – On November 29, detectives from the Robbery Unit, Gang Unit, and officers from the School Resource Unit identified four of the suspects involved in the stabbing which occurred in the 7-Eleven parking lot located at 16806 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Dumfries on November 27. Following the investigation, detectives obtained warrants for the arrest of these suspects. A search warrant was subsequently executed at 3417 Belleplain Ct where three of the suspects were apprehended without incident. A knife was recovered. 

 

Kevin HOWARD, 53, of 2513 Pembrook Ct in Woodbridge

Raekwon Malik BRYANT, 18, of 3417 Belleplain Ct in Dumfries [No Photo Available]

Charged with malicious wounding by mob

Court Date: January 17, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

A 17-year-old female juvenile of Dumfries [Juvenile]

Charged with malicious wounding by mob

Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held at the Juvenile Detention Center

Today, police arrested a third suspect in the case, 19-year-old Darrlye Clemons.

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Malicious Wounding | Stabbing Investigation *ADDITIONAL ARREST – On November 29, detectives from the Street Crimes Unit located and arrested the fourth suspect, identified as Darrlye Amontae CLEMONS, who was wanted in connection to a stabbing which occurred in the 7-Eleven parking lot located at 16806 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Dumfries on November 27. CLEMONS was arrested later that evening while leaving his residence in Dumfries.

Arrested on November 29: [No Photo Available]

Darrlye Amontae CLEMONS, 19, of 3385 Vineland Pl in Dumfries

Charged with malicious wounding by mob

Court Date: January 17, 2017 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

 
 

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Updated: Suspect, victim named in Food Lion shooting

DALE CITY, Va. — One man was shot outside a Food Lion at the intersection of Dale Boulevard and Hoadly Road.

More from police

Officers are currently on scene investigating a shooting which occurred at the Food Lion shopping center located in the 6300 block of Hoadly Rd near Dale Blvd. The victim, an adult woman man, was reportedly shot and transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Residents can expect a heavy police presence in the area as the investigation continues. The scene is contained and secured by police. More information will be released when available.

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Reader photo: Ryan St. Louis

Updated 

From police: 

Homicide Investigation – On November 29 at 7:29PM, officers responded to the Food Lion located at 6306 Hoadly Rd in Manassas (20112) to investigate a shooting. When officers arrived, they located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of his injuries a short time later. The victim will be transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The identity of the victim will be released once confirmed and their next-of-kin have been notified. The investigation continues. More information will be released when available.

This is Prince William County’s 22nd homicide this year. This latest incident comes less than a week after a man was stabbed to death outside a shopping center near Manassas.

Updated 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, November 30

Police have named the suspect in the shooting who remains on the loose, and the victim who died last night at an area hospital.

Wanted: [Photo January 2015]

                Roberta Edlina BRANDON, 23, of the 2800 block of Bixley Hill Ct in Woodbridge

                Described as a black female, 5’10”, 154lbs, black hair, and brown eyes

Wanted for murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony

Identified:

The victim was identified as Cordrey Douglas JACKSON, 24, of Dumfries

Updated 

Police on December 2 told us they arrested Brandon.

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Fatal stabbing suspect found in Ashburn

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — One man is in custody and charged in fatal stabbing of Samuel Enrique Godoy-Figueroa, who was killed outside a shopping center on Stream Walk Lane near Manassas. 

From police: 

Murder Investigation *ARREST – On November 26, detectives from the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit identified and arrested the suspect involved in the murder of an adult man, later identified as Samuel Enrique Godoy-Figueroa, which occurred in the 8000 block of Stream Walk Ln in Manassas on November 24. The investigation revealed that the accused and the victim were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the victim was stabbed multiple times and later died. Both men were known to one another. The accused, identified as Guillermo Estaban URREGO, was located and apprehended without incident at an apartment on Milestone Sq in Ashburn with the assistance of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. No other suspects are being sought in this investigation.

Arrested on November 26:

Guillermo Estaban URREGO, 30, of 10800 Daisy Ct in Manassas

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Body found on Brooke Road in Stafford County

From Stafford sheriff’s office: 

On November 25, 2016 at approximately 8:52 a.m. patrol units responded to the 1400 block of Brooke Road. When deputies arrived on the scene they observed a male subject lying in the front yard of a residence.

Hugh Wesley Musselman, II, age 32 of Kings Highway in King George, was declared dead on arrival.

The cause of death has not been determined. An autopsy will be performed by the Richmond Medical Examiner. The investigation continues.

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Jose Tomas Velasquez, 44, of Manassas, shot and killed

MANASSAS, Va. — Police in Manassas are investigating a homicide that occurred overnight. 

From police: 

On November 25, 2016 at approximately 1 a.m. officers responded to the 9200 block of Byrd Drive for a report of a shooting.  Officers arrived and located a male suffering from several gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to an area hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.  Currently no arrests have been made.  Detectives are continuing to investigate this case and more information will be released when available.

The victim has been identified as Jose Tomas Velasquez, 44, of Manassas.

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Stabbing victim is Prince William’s 21st homicide of 2016

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — One man is dead after being stabbed at a shopping center near Manassas. 

The suspect in this case continues to elude police. 

From police: 

Homicide Investigation – On November 24 at 8:20PM, officers responded to the 8000 block of Stream Walk Ln in Manassas (20109) to investigate a reported stabbing. When officers arrived, they located an adult male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. First responding officers attempted first aid on the victim who was subsequently transported to an area hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. The preliminary investigation revealed that the incident possibly stemmed from an altercation between the victim and a known male behind a business in the above area. The suspect was not immediately located and remains at large. The victim was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. This incident does not appear to be random. The identity of the victim will be released once confirmed and their next-of-kin have been notified. The investigation continues. This is Prince William County’s 21st homicide of 2016*.

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Man, 22, shot in Manassas

From Manassas City police: 

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At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2016, Manassas City Police responded to the 9200 block of Byrd Dr. for a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers learned that an unknown number of males were involved in a physical altercation.  An unknown person fired at least four shots in the area. A 22-year-old male was struck in the leg with one round. This is an active investigation with charges pending. Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is encouraged to call Manassas City Police Department at 703-257-8000.

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Dumfries shooting victim won’t talk to police

From police: 

Malicious Wounding On November 21 at 12:30AM, officers responded to investigate a shooting which occurred in the area of Olde Port Ln and Graham Park Rd in Triangle (22172) earlier that evening. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 17-year-old male juvenile of Dumfries, was walking in the above area when he was struck in the leg by a bullet. The victim then called a family member who drove him to an area hospital for treatment and police were contacted. The victim was not cooperative with investigators. At this point, this incident does not appear to be random. The investigation continues.

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Grief counselors available for Rockhill Elementary students after child murdered

STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — The public school division in Stafford County will make available counselors to students at Rockhill Elementary School. 

Claire Buckley, 5, was a student at the school. She was killed on Thursday, along with her 17-year month-old sister Abagail, mother Amy, and her father Lance who is believed to have called 911 to report a murder-suicide prior to taking their lives. 

From Stafford County Public Schools: 

The entire Stafford County Public School community is saddened about the fatal incident involving Claire Buckley, a Rockhill Elementary School student. Although the incident did not occur on-campus, we know it can have an impact on our school community. The grief responders’ team is available at the school to help students and staff cope with the loss. A letter was sent home to parents and guardians informing them of the incident and steps the school is taking to help students. Supporting our school community is a top priority at Rockhill Elementary and all schools in SCPS.

 

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Police report Exxon stabbing, 7-Eleven robbery

From police: 

Malicious Wounding – On November 17 at 11:13PM, officers responded to the Exxon service station located at 8289 Sudley Rd in Manassas (20109) to investigate a stabbing. The investigation revealed that the victim, a 19-year-old man of Manassas, was stabbed by an acquaintance following an altercation over a previous drug transaction. The victim and suspect were initially involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the upper body. After the incident, the suspect fled in a silver, 4-door sedan. A witness was able to drive the victim to a nearby hospital where police were contacted. The victim’s injury is considered non-life threatening. This incident was not random. The investigation continues.

Armed Robbery – On November 18 at 12:32AM, officers responded to the 7-11 convenience store located at 14820 Cloverdale Rd in Woodbridge (22193) to investigate a robbery. Store employees reported to police that two masked men entered the business and approached the counter. The men brandished firearms and took an undisclosed amount of money and cigarettes before fleeing the business. One of the suspects discharged a round as they fled. No injuries were reported. A police K-9 and helicopter were used to search for the suspects who were no located.

Suspect Descriptions:

Male, unknown race, possibly in their 20’s, 5’8”, 170lbs with a medium build

Last seen wearing black coveralls, navy blue shoes with white bottoms, black hat with “BAMA” printed on the front, a purple mask and white gloves

Black male, possibly in their 20’s, 6’0”, 240lbs with a heavy build

Last seen wearing a black jacket, faded & ripped blue jeans, black tennis shoes with white bottoms, a black hat and mask

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Bodies of once-missing Stafford man, his family, found inside home

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STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — The bodies of a man who went missing for days last year, and his family were found Thursday in a Stafford County home.

A call came into the Stafford County dispatch center at 8:41 a.m. the scene of the crime, at 8 Wilderness Court. A voice on the line told an operator that his name was Lance Buckley, and that he wanted to report three murders and a suicide and then he hung up, according to a press release from Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman MC Moncure.

Authorities rushed to the home only to find the bodies of Amy Buckley, 30, Claire Buckley, 5, Abigail Buckley, 17-months old, and the body of Lance Buckley in the lower level of the home. Authorities did not say how the victims were killed. 

Detectives are still working an active investigation into the murder-suicide case. They were at the home the majority of the day on Thursday.

Lance Buckley in May 2015 was located a campground in West Virginia after he went missing two days before being found. Buckley on the day of his disappearance left his Stafford home and went to Howard University in Washington, D.C.

After located two days later, authorities said he was in “good condition.”

Amy Buckley listed Fredericksburg as her hometown on her Facebook page. When her husband was located by police last year, she took to the social media network to thank those who searched for him.

“LANCE HAS BEEN FOUND!!! He is alive, and we are so grateful for all of your prayers!”

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Update: Man, woman, 2 children found dead inside Stafford County home

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STAFFORD COUNTY, Va. — The bodies of four people were found inside a home this morning.

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is the sole investigating agency on the scene at 8 Wilderness Court, just off Longwood Drive in the Windsor Forest subdivision.

Authorities are withholding a lot of details in this case until they notify the victims’ next of kin. There was no sign of forced entry at the house, and there is no cause for the public to be alarmed, said sheriff’s spokeswoman MC Moncure.

Stafford County Sheriff David Decatur was called to the scene. So was the county’s animal control division to manage multiple animals, including a horse, that was found alive at home. The horse roamed within the confines of its pen located next to the single family house were investigators concentered their attention.

A worker who had just finished installing a new floor at a nearby home said the sheriff’s office was on the scene as early as 9 a.m. Thursday.

“I’m shocked to see this, ” said Crystal, a passerby who told us she just moved to Windsor Forest from Arizona two months ago.

The neighborhood is filled with single-family homes on large lots.

Update 5:30 p.m. 

From the Stafford Sheriff’s office:

The preliminary investigation has determined the incident was a domestic related murder-suicide. The ages of the deceased are a 35-year-old male, a 30-year-old-female, a five-year-old female and an 18-month-old-female.

Additional information will not be released today.

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Police continue search for Alan Cohee, missing from Woodbridge home since November 11

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Prince William police continue to search for a man who went missing from his home on Featherstone Road in Woodbridge.

“*MISSING ENDANGERED ADULT — UPDATE: The Prince William County Police Department continues to ask for the public’s assistance in locating Alan Cohee, who was reported as missing and endangered by a family member on November 11. Since Mr. Cohee’s disappearance, the Prince William County Police Department, with assistance from other local and state agencies, have conducted multiple searches of the immediate area surrounding his home. On November 11, Prince William County officers, with helicopter and Bloodhound assistance from the Fairfax County Police Department, conducted a search around Mr. Cohee’s residence on Featherstone Rd in Woodbridge and the immediate area after learning he was believed to have left his home on foot. The following day, on November 12, Prince William County Search & Rescue Teams conducted an extensive ground search of the same area. On November 14, Search & Rescue Teams, with K-9 assistance from the Virginia State Police, expanded their search further down Featherstone Rd to include areas in and around Veterans Park. In addition to this ground search, the Prince William County Underwater Search & Rescue Team conducted a search of two nearby shallow ponds. After all searches, nothing of note was located. There has been no known contact with Mr. Cohee since he was last seen on November 10. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mr. Cohee is asked to call the non-emergency line at 703-792-6500.”

Original police press release: 

*MISSING ENDANGERED ADULT [Previously Released]: The Prince William County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing, endangered adult. Alan Cohee was last seen on Thursday, November 10 at approximately 4:30PM at his residence on Featherstone Rd in Woodbridge.Alan Cohee is believed to have left the residence on foot voluntarily and may be in need of assistance which qualifies him as being classified as endangered. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this individual is asked to call police at 703-792-6500.

Alan Cohee is described as a 61-year-old white male, 6’1’’, 160lbs with white & gray hair

He was last seen wearing a black, gray & white hooded jacket, blue jeans and white & black sneakers

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Shattered glass bottles used in fight at Woodbridge motel

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From police: 

Malicious Wounding – On November 16 at 7:29PM, officers responded to the Potomac Inn located at 13964 Jefferson Davis Hwy in Woodbridge (22191) to investigate a fight. When officers arrived, they located two victims, both 27-year old men of no fixed addresses, who reported to police that they were involved in a physical altercation with two other unknown men outside the hotel. During the encounter, both men broke glass bottles and attempted to strike the victims. One of the suspects, identified as Pastor ARTOLA, was able to strike one of the victims in the upper body with the broken bottle causing superficial injuries. The other victim was able to deflect the other suspect, identified as Abdulio CRUZ-REYES, and avoided being struck. After the altercation, both suspects fled in a vehicle. Detectives were able to identify both men who were eventually located and subsequently arrested following the investigation. Minor injuries were reported.

Arrested on November 16:

Pastor ARTOLA, 50, of 17 Wedgedale Dr in Sterling

Charged with malicious wounding

Court Date: December 19, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

Abdulio CRUZ-REYES, 50, of 1066 Garden View Lp, #201, in Woodbridge

Charged with attempted malicious wounding

Pictured above: Cruz-Reyes, Artolla

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Police called to Minnieville Exxon morning after robbery

From police: 

Armed Robbery – On November 14 at 9:43AM, officers responded to investigate a robbery which was reported to have occurred at the Exxon service station located at 13505 Minnieville Rd in Woodbridge (22192) the night prior, November 13, at approximately 9:40PM. A store employee reported to police that three masked men entered the business armed with handguns. The men approached the counter and took an undisclosed amount of money, cigarettes and other property before fleeing the business on foot. No injuries were reported. The men were only described as black males, one heavyset, wearing hooded shirts and masks.

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Manassas police investigate shots fired call on Aspen Place

From police: 

The City of Manassas Police department is investigating the shooting into an occupied dwelling that occurred on Nov. 14, 2016.  After receiving a call for shots fired in the 9700 block of Aspen Place, officers found that a bullet had struck the window of a nearby dwelling as well as a vehicle in the area.  No injuries were reported.  It is believed that this is an isolated incident and there is no immediate threat to the public.

Anyone with information about these events is encouraged to call the Manassas City Police Department Investigative Services Division at (703) 257-8092 or Crime Solvers.  The Manassas City Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward up to $1000.00 for information that leads to an arrest in these cases.  The confidential 24-hour tip line is (703) 330-0330.

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Final 2 suspects in Chicas murder captured

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Police arrested the final two suspects wanted in the murder of 22-year-old Edwin Chicas. 

The victim was shot and killed outside a home near Manassas on October 29. 

From police: 

Murder Investigation *WANTED SUSPECTS APPREHENDED – On November 9, detectives from the Prince William County Police Homicide Unit and members of the U.S. Marshal led Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force received information regarding the location of the two remaining suspects wanted in connection to the murder of Edwin Ivan Chicas which occurred in the 7500 block of Quail Run Ln in Manassas on October 29. Information obtained by police indicated that the two men were staying at a residence in Medina, Ohio. Authorities in Virginia contacted members of the U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Fugitive Task Force for assistance in apprehending these suspects. On November 10, the Task Force, with assistance from the Media Police Department, successfully located and arrested these suspects without incident following a traffic stop. Both men will remain in custody in Ohio until they are extradited back to Virginia. Seven other suspects, including one juvenile, were previously apprehended by police and federal authorities on November 9.

Arrested on November 10: [No photos available]

Kevin Vigil CRUZ, 22, of the 9400 block of Locust Terr in Manassas Park

Carlos Antoni CISNEROS-ESPINAL, 21, of the 10900 block of Coverstone Dr in Manassas

Both suspects above were charged with accessory after the fact

Police on Thursday announced the arrest of six others in connection to the murder. 

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