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Child Raped Multiple Times

Dale City, Va. –– An 11-year-old girl has become the victim of rape.

Police were called to the 3300 block of Beaumont Road in Dale City at 5:33 p.m. Wednesday where they found the child had been sexually assaulted by a known acquaintance, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

An investigation showed the child has been repeatedly raped since February, police say.

The child’s family became aware of assault on Wednesday and then called police.

The victim was treated at a local hospital for injuries.

The suspect was found later Wednesday night and was arrested.

Wilber Antonio Jovel, 29, is charged with two counts of rape and was held without bond, said Perok.

*Correction: Prince William police issued a correction for the spelling of the suspect’s name, and this story has been updated to reflect the change.

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Cow Caper Nets 26 Gallons of Milk

North Stafford, Va. –– Perhaps he was thirsty, or it was because he never got enough calcium as a child, or maybe he had a thing for dressing like a farm animal.

Whatever the reason Stafford sheriff’s authorities say a man donned a cow costume and not walked, but crawled into a Walmart store on Garrisonville Road (Va. 610) in North Stafford at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities say he found a shopping cart and then pushed it to the milk isle.

Now on two feet, security guards inside the store say the upright cow was caught on video tape placing 26 gallons of milk –– about $92 worth of the moo-cow juice –– into a the shopping cart, and then rolled it out of the store.

A manager called 911 to report the larceny that was caught on video tape.

At one point someone reported a man in a cow suit was trying to give away the milk to customers, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

A sheriff’s deputy took a police report, and shortly thereafter was then called to a disturbance at a McDonald’s restaurant across the street.

Three cars awaited the deputy in the parking lot of the fast food joint, and when he began asking questions he noticed one man looked similar to a person he had just saw on video wearing a cow costume, liberating the milk, said Kennedy.

The deputy brought the man back to the Walmart store where he was identified as the cow culprit, said Kennedy.

Jonathan Payton, 18, of North Stafford was  issued a summons for shoplifting, and was released on his own recognizance.

As for the milk: a store manager found it sitting in a shopping cart outside the store. The cow costume was also recovered.

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ATF-Involved Shooting Suspect Identified

Traffic on Dumfries Road near Interstate 95 was stalled after a shooting nearby on Monday night.

Update 1:45 p.m. Tuesday
The man who was shot in Dumfries on Monday night after a drug bust gone bad has been identified.

Police say 38-year-old Henry Pierre Allen, of Landover, Md., was taken to a local hospital after he was shot by an ATF agent Monday night.

Allen is expected to make a full recovery, but has been charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and with felony eluding, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

His court date was not released.

A source told PotomacLocal.com Allen was shot in his stomach, and that the black BMW that he was driving appeared to have been hit by both shotgun and smaller caliber gunfire.

An ATF spokesman said undercover agents attempted to purchase drugs from the suspect, but the man fled as agents moved in to make an arrest.

Agents chased the suspect to the area of Va. 234 and I-95, stopped him briefly, but opened fire when agents feared the suspect would run them down with his car.

Update 11 p.m.

One man is in the hospital tonight after he was shot by a federal agent.

The unidentified victim tried to sell drugs to undercover ATF agent Monday night, and when other agents moved in to make an arrest the man sped off in his car and police gave chase, officials said.

The pursued the suspect along Dumfries Road (Va. 234) until they came to the intersection of Interstate 95.

Agents were able to stop the man, but not for long as it appeared he would run down the agents with his car, and that’s when they opened fire on the suspect, said ATF spokesman Mike Campbell.

The victim’s condition remained unknown late Monday night.

Campbell said the undercover drug operation took place nearby Dumfries, but wasn’t able to provide an exact address.

The scene of the shooting was extensive, as local police closed a portion of southbound Va. 234 and rerouted cars in both the north and southbound directions on one side of the six-lane highway.

Onlookers peered over toward the scene as undercover federal agents donned in black masks huddled behind police tape.

Campbell said more information about what happened here Monday night would be made available Tuesday.

Original Post 8:50 p.m.
Dumfries, Va. —
Police have been called to the Dumfries Road (Va. 234) area near Dumfries tonight.

There are unconfirmed reports of a shooting the area.

We’ll bring you updates via our Facebook and Twitter pages, with a full story later tonight.

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Woman Victim of Home Invasion

Woodbridge, Va. –– A woman sitting on her couch in her living room Sunday became the victim of a home invasion.

The 63-year-old was inside her home in the 2000 block of Horizon Court, in the Misty Ridge apartment complex, when she heard her sliding glass door open at 10:05 p.m., and then saw a man come into her home, say police.

The man pulled out a handgun and demanded money, but the woman fought back and struck the man on the head with the gun, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

The man was able to grab the woman’s purse that was sitting on a nearby table and fled the scene.

The victim suffered injuries what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries on her head, and was taken to an area hospital, said Perok.

The intruder is described as black, between 20 and 25-years-old, 6 feet tall, with a thin build. He was seen wearing a black ski mask, dark-colored pants and a long-sleeve shirt.

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Woman Found Dead had Troubled Past

Erica Dawn Maynor’s body was found inside a burning dumpster in Woodbridge on March 23.

While Erica Maynor’s family comes to grips with her death a clearer picture of the victim is emerging.

Virginia’s Medical Examiner’s office on Saturday confirmed the body found inside a burning dumpster in Woodbridge’s Bayvue neighborhood March 23 was that of 25-year-old Erica Dawn Maynor.

A mother of two daughters ages 1 and 6, Maynor left her small hometown outside Huntington W.Va. and moved to Alexandria to live with an aunt, said her father, Eric Maynor. The children stayed behind to live with their grandparents.

“She was trying to start over and was trying to do something different with her life,” said Eric Maynor.

But it seems trouble followed Erica.

She recently had a custody dispute with the father of one her children, her father said.

Virginia court records show several pending cases for her, with charges that include drug possession and failing to stop at the scene of an auto accident in Fairfax County on January 4.

In the latter case, her father helped her find a defense lawyer, and she was due in court June 21.

The victim’s family said she was a trusting person. That character trait, they fear, could have lead to her death.

“She never met anyone she wouldn’t talk to,” said her father said. He last spoke to her about a month before she was found dead.

In addition to living in the two Virginias, she also lived in Indiana for a short time where she met Brittany DeVore.

After Maynor left Indiana, the two exchanged letters up until Maynor had her second child.

“She might have been trouble sometimes but I know she had a big heart! She had infectious charm and a great smile. It’s horrible that this happened to her, Ill pray for her girls,” said DeVore.

Police are still looking for clues in Maynor’s death and have asked anyone with information to call Prince William County Crime Solvers at 703-670-3700.

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Body in Dumpster Belonged to W.Va. Woman

Woodbridge, Va. –– The body found in a burning dumpster last month belonged to a woman from West Virginia.

The Virginia State Medical Examiner’s office confirms the body found at the Bayview apartment complex on March 23 was that of Erica Maynor.

The state medical examiner would not confirm the age of the victim.

Initial details about the case indicate Maynor moved from Kenova, West Virginia to Woodbridge to live with a cousin and one of her two children.

Maynor’s second child remained in West Virginia to live with grandparents, reports WSAZ-TV.

Following the discovery of the Prince William police have treated the case as a suspicious death.

The charred remains were found after fire crews were called to the burning dumpster.

So far, police have not announced any new leads in the investigation.

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Woman Charged After Man Stabbed with Screwdriver

Wendy Luciana Pena faces aggravated malicious wounding charges, police say. (Submitted)

Dumfries, Va. –– One woman is behind bars today after she stabbed a man repeatedly with a screwdriver, police say.

Officers were called at 2:25 a.m. Thursday to the 17400 block of Denali Place in Dumfries for a report of a domestic dispute.

They arrived on scene to find the victim, a 29-year-old man, had been stabbed in the arm and chest with the tool, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.

Police say the victim got into an argument with his attacker, and the suspect picked up the screw driver and stabbed him. Police arrested the suspect on the scene, said Perok.

Wendy Luciana Pena, 31, of Dumfries, is charged with aggravated malicious wounding and is being held without bond, said Perok.

Her court date was not released.

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2 Girls Sodomized, police say

Moises Angel Lopez Valle

Moises Angel Lopez Valle

Triangle, Va. –– One man is charged with sodomizing two children, police say.

Officers were called to the 18700 block of Fuller Heights Road  at 12:36 a.m. for a report of two females, ages 4 and 9, who had been sexually assaulted by an acquaintance, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

After family members of the children learned of the assaults, they contacted police, said Perok.

Moises Angel Lopez Valle, 37, of Triangle home as the children, is charged with four counts of forcible sodomy, two counts of indecent liberties and with two counts of aggregated sexual battery.

He was held without bond.

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3 Charged as “Goon Squad” Gang Members

Stafford County, Va. –– Sheriff’s authorities are working to round up any remaining members of the “Goon Squad.”

Three men were arrested in Stafford after investigators learned they had showed up to a house party with 200 teenagers in attendance, assaulted two teens and then fired a handgun into the air at least four times, investigators said.

The men arrested have been identified through the Stafford sheriff’s office and the FBI’s Rappahannock Regional Gang Taskforce as members of the “Goon Squad,” a gang out of Spotsylvania County,” said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

The gang is not known to have a national affiliation and this is the first incident in Stafford that has been linked to the so-called gang.

The three men were arrested in Spotsylvania County without incident, and were familiar faces to those who work in the gang taskforces, said Kennedy.

Sheriff’s deputies were originally called to the party at 12:36 a.m. Saturday, to a home on Brandy Hills Road.

There were several teenagers who tried to leave the party as deputies showed up, but they were detained until they were cleared to leave or their parents could come pick them up, said Kennedy.

Alvin Fauntleroy, Jr., 20, of Fredericksburg, is charged with reckless handling of a firearm, brandishing a firearm, two counts of assault by mob and one count of gang participation.

Kendrick Covert, 21, of Fredericksburg, and 20-year-old Geremy Tillery, of Spotsylvania, both face assault by mob and gang participation charges, said Kennedy.

All three men have been released on Bond.

Authorities say they are looking for any remaining members who may be involved in the “Goon Squad.”

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Police Informant Charged with Arson, Vandalism

William Dodd, 18, faces vandalism, trespassing and arson charges after he called authorities to report a vandalism, sheriff’s deputies say. (Submitted)

Stafford, Va. –– One man was placed behind bars this weekend, charged with arson after he called the sheriff’s department, apparently on himself, officials say.

Stafford sheriff’s deputies were called to the county’s school administration complex on Stafford Avenue in Stafford on Sunday after someone reported seeing three cars that had been vandalized.

Deputies arrived to find three cars had been spray painted with graffiti and vulgar words, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

The deputy went to the home of the person who called police on Stafford Avenue –– near the schools complex ––  spoke with him, and determined that he was drunk, said Kennedy.

Through their investigation, deputies determined the man who called them to the schools offices was the one who spray painted the vehicles.

William Dodd, 18, was charged with trespassing, felony vandalism, and with underage possession of alcohol, said Kennedy. He was taken to the Rappahannock Regional Jail in Stafford and was later released on bail.

Later that afternoon, a resident on Stafford Avenue who lives near Dodd’s home called authorities to report the siding on her house and garage had been burnt.

Deputies went to the home and sure enough saw the home had been burnt. They went back to Dodd’s home, questioned him, and this time places arson charges on him, said Kennedy.

He was taken back to jail. He is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing in a Stafford courtroom on Wednesday.

According to court records, Dodd appeared in court in November on charges of swearing and public intoxication.

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2 Charged in Woodbridge Attack

Woodbridge, Va. –– A Lake Ridge man was attacked by a two men who used a sharp object to cut his throat and arm, police say.

The 34-year-old victim was at the Marumsco Plaza Shopping Plaza on U.S. 1 in Woodbridge at 9 pm. Saturday when he was approached by his two attackers.

Police said he knew the two men, and that one of them displayed a sharp object to cut the victim in the neck and arm.

The two men fled prior to the arrival of police. They were apprehended the following day.

The man suffered injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.

Antonio Cevedo Mendez, 19, and Jose Javier Perez Alcarenga, 31, are both charged with malicious wounding, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

Both are scheduled to appear in court May 18.

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Immigrant Charged in Stabbing

Woodbridge, Va. –– Police have made an arrest in a case where a man was stabbed and then left for dead.

Police said the 46-year-old man from Alexandria met his attacker at East Coast Billiards on U.S. 1 in Woodbridge on December 3.

Afterward, the two men went back to the home of the alleged attacker –– who police say is an illegal immigrant –– in the 14100 block of Franklin Street in Woodbridge where the victim was stabbed multiple times in the chest, said Prince William police spokeswoman Michelle Nemerow.

The victim was then forced back into his own vehicle and was driven to the area of Springfield Drive in Mason Neck, near the entrance to Gunston Hall plantation, was robbed of his cell phone and personal belongings, and then left him for dead, police say.

The attacker drove back to Woodbridge and the victim ended up in a nearby pond.

He was able to crawl out of the pond and seek help from someone who called 911, said Nemerow.

The man was taken to a local hospital, but because of his injuries was not able to tell police what happened. Only now, after he has recovered from some of his injuries, was he able to provide police with a clearer description of what happened that night.

The day after the victim was attacked, police say the suspect pawned the victim’s cell phone and then drove his car to Arlington and ditched it.

Gelber Boror, 19, of Woodbridge, is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, armed robbery, with providing false ID to law enforcement and with grand larceny auto.

He is expected to appear in court May 31.

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Best Buy Frauds Probed in Stafford, Woodbridge

North Stafford, Va. –– Police are investigating a report of a possible credit card fraud that occurred at two Best Buy stores in the Potomac Communities.

Stafford sheriff’s deputies were called at 1:05 p.m. Monday to the Best Buy store at Stafford Marketplace on Garrisonville Road (Va. 610) after employees said a woman walked into the store and tired to purchase a camera.

While at the register, the woman swiped a credit card but it was declined, so she used another credit card and this time it worked –– but when asked for ID she couldn’t provide it and then left the store without the camera, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

A short time later, another woman walked into the store and tried to purchase laptop using a credit card but it was again declined. But the woman pulled out a second credit card that worked, and she was able to provide an ID for the card.

However, the first name on the card was the same as the card used when the first woman tried to purchase the camera, which raised eyebrows of the loss prevention employees at the electronics store.

The woman was able to leave the store with the merchandise, said Kennedy.

Sheriff’s deputies were called, and a loss prevention clerk followed the two women outside of the store and watched them get into what looked like a gold 4-door sedan, said Kennedy.

Shortly thereafter, the Best Buy store in Woodbridge reported a possible credit card fraud at that location on Prince William Parkway. According to Kennedy, the two women fit the same description of the two women that visited the Best Buy in North Stafford.

Kennedy and a Prince William police spokeswoman said they did not have information Wednesday afternoon that would determine if the two women were able to purchase anything from the Woodbridge location.

Stafford authorities are also investigating another report filed Monday from a clerk who works at a Ross clothing store in Stafford Marketplace. That clerk told authorities that two women fitting the same description of the women at the Best Buy stores stole her wallet.

The first female is described as a middle-age black woman, with black hair, wearing a black hat, wearing a two-piece gray jumpsuit and glasses with thick temples on them, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, 150 pounds.

The second female is also described as a middle age black woman, with a black shoulder-length hair, wearing a dark sleeved shirt, white Capri pants, wearing glasses and sandals, 5 feet tall, 160 pounds.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to call Stafford County Crime Solvers.

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Conviction After Slain Woman Found in North Stafford

Jerryell Myesha Foster

The boyfriend of a woman found shot to death in North Stafford in 2010 was found guilty in her death.

Frederick Christian, of Baltimore County, Md., was convicted in Maryland on Monday after a jury concluded he shot 23-year-old Jerryell Myesha Foster and then dumped her body in a wooded area alongside Interstate 95.

Foster is the mother of Christian’s 2-year-old child, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Foster went missing sometime around Thanksgiving 2009. Her body was found March 2, 2010 in North Stafford, near the southbound ramp at Garrisonville Road (Va. 610).

Christian told a jury Foster went missing, and that he did know why he poured bleach on the carpets in her home and removed a love seat from the living room.

The murder weapon was never found, and prosecutors at Christian sentencing will aim for a life in prison without parole.

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Substitute Teacher Faces Sex Charge

Eric Lewis

Woodbridge, Va. –– A student at Potomac High School was a victim of a sexual assault in 2008, police say.

Her attacker: a 27-year-old substitute teacher that worked at the school, investigators add.

Police arrested the man on April 7 for  the alleged assault, after school officials became aware of the assault.

The victim is now 17-years-old.

Eric Lewis, of Quantico, is charged with two counts of crimes against nature and with two counts of carnal knowledge, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

His court date was not released and he was held without bond.

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Police: Woman Wanted Husband Dead

Sonia Kuske

Montclair, Va. –– Police have charged a woman in an alleged murder for hire.

Prince William police and agents from the Northern Virginia Violent Crimes Taskforce say 34-year-old Sonia Guerrero Kuske, of Springbranch Boulevard in Montclair tried to hire an undercover detective to kill her husband.

She did it to get insurance money, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

A search warrant was executed at Kuske’s home and she was arrested, and now faces charges of solicitation to commit capital murder and attempted capital murder, said Perok.

She is scheduled to appear in court May 31.

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Baseball Bat Attack Leads to Charges

North Stafford, Va. –– A domestic dispute involving a baseball bat and a man struck with a car lead to charges Saturday.

It happened in the 200 block of Garrisonville Road (Va. 610) at 4:55 p.m. in North Stafford, when a man and woman were walking along Va. 610 when another woman driving a car pulled alongside them and began to harass the couple, investigators said.

As it turns out, the driver use to be in a relationship with the male victim, and the two began arguing. The driver struck the male with her car, and then got out and proceeded to hit the victim, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

The woman went on to hit the man with a baseball bat, at which time the woman who was walking with the male victim began wrestling with the woman for control of the bat. The bat-wielding woman also hit the female victim with the bat during the tussle, but the female victim was able to get control of the bat, said Kennedy.

Both victims walked away from scene, but the woman followed them to a parking lot where the woman once again attacked the victim’s, said Kennedy.

A Stafford deputy was able to obtain a phone number of the woman who attacked the victims, tracked her down and later arrested her.

Lydia McCallum, 43, of North Carolina, is charged with attempted malicious wounding, said Kennedy.

The victims suffered injuries that did not appear to be life threatening.

In a separate incident, investigators are also looking for the person who took six car batteries from vehicles parked at an auto shop Friday night.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to Advanced Auto Service in North Stafford after a man went to start his truck and found his battery missing.

Other five other cars were also missing their batteries, all stolen between 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening, said Kennedy.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Stafford County Crime Solvers.\

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Lawyer Will Not Pursue Case Against Prince William

Carillo Dean admitted to killing his family in 2009. (Prince William police)

Carillo Dean

Update Wednesday
The lawyer representing the family who lost two children and their mother to gunshot wounds in 2009 says he will not pursue a civil case against Prince William County.

Kevin Lockland represented Kevin Kirk after a former Prince William County Park Ranger, Carillo Dean, shot and killed his 13-year-old son Connor, 15-year-old daughter Brittany, and his 45-year-old ex-wife Elizabeth inside of their Triangle home.

“I’ve spoken with the paramedics who worked the night of the shooting, and with the doctors at the hospital and learned that Brittany suffered a non-recoverable wound,” said Lockland.

Kirk has long argued that police and fire and rescue responders had a delayed arrival to the Triangle home where Dean committed the shootings, and that delay cost Brittany her life.

Once inside, a police officer found Connor and Elizabeth dead from gunshot wounds, but Brittany still clinging to life. She later died at an area hospital.

Lockland says he’ll take the case in an effort to get a civil judgment against Dean, if it will help Kirk in the grieving process.

Original Post 9:40 a.m. Tuesday
The father of two children shot and killed by a former Prince William park ranger says law enforcement is protecting one of their own by not seeking a death sentence.

Carillo Dean was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences without the chance of parole Friday in the 2009 shooting deaths of 13-year-old Connor Kirk, 15-year-old Brittany Kirk, and their mother, 45-year-old Elizabeth Dean inside of their Triangle home.

The father of two children and ex-husband to Elizabeth Dean, Kevin Kirk, plans to file a civil suit against the county.

‘They are protecting each other, and that’s OK. But this is not over, people. This is far from over,” said Kirk following Dean’s sentencing.

Dean in December admitted to the killings, and the victim’s family was hoping for a death penalty conviction. But that didn’t happen after doctors who evaluated Dean said he couldn’t say why he killed his wife and two step children.

Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney Paul Ebert –– the prosecutor with the most death row-convictions in the Virginia –– after speaking with doctors decided not to seek the death penalty.

“It’s one of the most horrible and tragic cases we’ve had in this jurisdiction, and I thought long and hard when I decided not to seek the death penalty, based on what the doctors had to say,” said Ebert.

He called the case “hard to understand,” that it “baffled doctors” and said that hopefully time would heal the family’s wounds.

Ebert called Dean a “pseudo cop,” and said he understood it is against policy for a county park ranger to carry a gun while on duty.

Following the shooting, Dean called 911 and asked to speak with a supervisor on duty, but then hung up and then called a non-emergency number and once more asked to speak with a supervisor.

Connor and Elizabeth were dead, but Brittany still clung to life as a dispatcher looked up the name of a supervisor Dean knew from his time as a park ranger, according to court records.

The supervisor, a now-retired police officer, was paged and then called Dean at his home, where Dean told him to come to his house for an “emergency,” according to court records.

When the lone officer arrived, Dean told him he had shot his family. The officer went inside to find Elizabeth Dean and Connor dead, but Brittany was still clinging to life, according to court records.

She was flown to a hospital where she died hours later.

Kirk says he may never be able to forgive Dean for what he’s done, and plans to haunt him during his time in prison.

“When he first killed my children and ex-wife we heard from a lot of children and our friends, and we decided that once he was sentenced to prison we would travel to that prison, ask to see him –– he doesn’t have to come down to see us, but we still will go –– and ask him ‘why did you kill my [expletive] kids?”’

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Woman Faces Charges in Underage Sex Case

Tina Marie Amato, 27, had a sexual relationship with a student at Gar-Field High School student, police say.

Woodbridge, Va. –– An underage male student from Gar-Field High School had a sexual relationship with a woman from Stafford County, police said.

The 16-year-old student was involved with the woman for one year, police said.

School officials learned of the relationship on Friday and then told police.

“Once we learned of the situation we acted immediately as we inclined and obligated to do,” said Prince William Public Schools spokesman Ken Blackstone.

School officials say at no time did the two individuals have sex on school property, and they also say the student was never in any physical danger.

Tina Marie Amato, 27, of Stafford County is charged with two counts of indecent liberties by a custodian, crimes against nature and use of a communications system to facilitate certain offenses, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

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Stolen Police Cruiser Used to Ram 3 Cop Cars

Stafford County, Va. –– First, police say he stole a cop car and took it on a wild chase. But what happened next was the stuff of movies.

Stafford sheriff’s deputies were called to 85 Octagon Trail near White Oak about 9 p.m. Friday for a report of a man who appeared to be drunk and injured.

When they got there, the man they came to see ran off into a wooded area near his home.

Deputies tried to coax the  man out of the woods, but while doing so the man circled around, jumped into a police car and sped off down White Oak Road (Va. 218) and drove into King George County, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

The man drove the stolen car to the home of an off-duty sheriff’s deputy in King George, who he had had previous contact with, and slammed the stolen police cruiser into the deputy’s unmanned cruiser parked in front of his home.

Unfazed, the man then drove the stolen car back into Stafford County where Virginia State Police had joined the search for him.

The man then struck not one, but two state police cruisers, said Kennedy.

By now, sheriff’s deputies have had decided they would try to stop the stolen car by deploying a stinger across the two-lane road. They dropped it in the area of Newton Road and were able to flatten one of the front tires of the stolen car.

The man continued driving until he ended up back at his house, where he collided with a utility pole, said Kennedy.

After a brief struggle, the man was arrested and charged.

Thomas J. Fincham, 27, faces charges of grand larceny, felony eluding, driving under the influence and impersonating a police officer.

He was held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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Man Gets 3 Life Sentences in Triangle Murders

Carillo Dean admitted to killing his family in 2009. (Prince William police)

Update
Manassas, Va. –– The man who shot and killed his wife and two step children in early 2009 will spend the rest of his life in jail with no chance of parole.

Carillo Dean, a former Prince William County park ranger, shot and killed 13-year-old Connor Kirk, his sister 15-year-old Brittany Kirk and their mother, 45-year-old Elizabeth Dean in their home in Triangle.

Prior to his sentencing, Dean apologized for his actions, and a plea agreement between prosecutors and Dean’s lawyers spared him the death penalty.

“This case is so horrible it’s hard to explain. [Dean has] been evaluated by doctors and some say he’s insane. All of them say it’s disturbing that he cannot explain why he did what he did,” said Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney Paul Ebert.

The victims’ family also had a chance to be heard in the courtroom Friday.

“Most of the sadness is gone. I’m thinking of all of the things that Brittany and Connor accomplished while they were here, which is much more than you ever have…you’re a failure,” said the children’s uncle, Kelly Kirk. “You’re not crazy. You should have gotten the death penalty and everybody knows it. You are evil.”

Brittany and Connor’s aunt, Mary Tucker, took the stand, saying the children touched the lives of many who knew them.

“Brittany was someone’s girlfriend, Connor someone’s boyfriend, both had many friends and family who now miss them very much. I hope you spend every minute of your life thinking about what you have taken from so many lives,” said Tucker.

Dean admitted to killing the children and his wife in December.

Prior to his admission he had been evaluated by several doctors, none of which found in incapable of standing trial.

He has been sentenced to three consecutive life sentences.

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Prince William County, Va. ––
Carillo Dean, the former Prince William County Park Ranger who was convicted of killing his two step children and their mother, will be sentenced today.

Dean will stand in a Manassas courtroom at 2 p.m. after he shot and killed the two children, 13-year-old Brittany and 15-year-old Connor, and their 45-year-old mother, Elizabeth Dean, inside their Triangle home in February 2009.

Convicted late last year, the victim’s family was upset when they learned Dean would not face the death penalty is this case.

A psychiatrist hired by Prince William County Commonwealth Attorney Paul Ebert found that Dean was not insane at the time of the killings, but that he did suffer severe emotional problems.

Dean was a county park ranger for 23 years, and following the shootings called the county’s police non-emergency number page a now-retired police officer to come to the home so he could confess what he did.

The police officer on the other end of the phone called for help, and the 911 tapes from that night were played in court in December –– the family hearing them for the first time.

Following the conviction, the victim’s family said they were considering filing a civil suit against Prince William County over the length of time it took for emergency responders to arrive at the scene.

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