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Plea for Help Ignored in Murder Attempt

NORTH STAFFORD, Va. — Stafford authorities tracked down a U.S. Marine at Quantico and charged him with attempted murder.

The charge, along with others, stem from an altercation between the suspect and his wife early Monday at their home in Aquia Harbour.

The victim came back to her home on Harpoon Drive to pick up some of her belongings after she left her home Friday following an argument with her husband, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

Early Monday, her husband arrived at the house to find his wife collecting her things and then continued the argument. The man then pulled the victim’s hair and grabbed her, and the two went into the home’s garage.

It was there the man threw her to the floor, punched her, and then choked her, said Kennedy. The woman was able to get up and go back into the house to call 911, but the man followed her and knocked the phone out of her hand, pulled the phone cord out of the wall, and then grabbed a knife, said Kennedy.

He then pulled her by her hair back into the garage, threw her back onto the floor, cut her face and threatened to kill her, Kennedy said.

The victim was finally able to get away from her attacker and walked outside to find a pickup parked in her driveway with occupants inside. She cried out for help, but they did nothing, said Kennedy.

Her attacker then walked outside of the house, grabbed her, and pulled her back inside where he assaulted her once more.

The woman was able to escape a second time, this time to a neighbor’s home where she was able to call 911, said Kennedy.

The attacker fled the home and his car was found in the Aquia Harbour neighborhood. Stafford deputies determined their suspect was a Marine and, with the assistance of military police, located the suspect at Quantico. He was taken to the Rappahannock Regional Jail and charged.

Corey Reynolds, 27, faces charges of attempted murder, abduction, malicious wounding, and preventing a 911 call, said Kennedy.

The victim is expected to recover from her injuries and an investigation is ongoing.

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