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Police Boat Captures Beating Suspect


On September 2nd at 9:00PM, police responded to the 1500 block of Cherry Hill Rd in Dumfries (22026) for an assault. The victim, a 26 year old woman of Manassas, reported to police that she and the accused, a known acquaintance, were on a boat anchored near the shore when a verbal altercation escalated.

During the encounter, the accused allegedly struck the victim in the face several times with his fists. The victim was helped to shore by other citizens who were nearby at the time.

The accused fled the area in his boat but was located by the Prince William County Police Marine Unit and was detained. Following an investigation, the accused was subsequently arrested. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.


Edward Leroy MESHYOCK, 54, of 9551 Damascus Dr in Manassas

Charged with malicious wounding

Court date set for September 26, 2012, held WITHOUT bond

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