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Vandals Hit Woodbridge High School, Stafford Neighborhood

Aaron Gilliam, 18, is charged in connection to a vandalism at Woodbridge Senior High School. (Submitted)

Woodbridge, Va. –– Two people have been charged in connection to a vandalism at Woodbridge Senior High School.

Police say someone broke into the high school on Old Bridge Road in Lake Ridge between 1:25 and 2:30 a.m. Saturday and sprayed fire extinguishers, poor liquids on floors and glued coins to door locks.

On Thursday, police say they’ve arrested the culprits behind the vandalism.

Aaron Alexander Gulliam, 18, of Colby Drive in Lake Ridge, is charged with burglary and destruction of property, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

He is scheduled to appear in court June 22 and was released on his own recognizance.

A 17-year-old from Woodbridge was also charged in connection to the vandalism, said Perok.

His name was withheld because he is a minor.

Police in Stafford County are also investigating a series of vandalisms that prompted several calls to that county’s sheriff’s department Wednesday.

At least seven vehicles parked in the Stafford Lakes area had been spray painted. One of the cars that had been left unlocked had its interior spray painted, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact the Stafford Sheriff’s Department.

Stafford Seeks 7 New Deputies

Stafford County, Va. –– Sheriff Charles E. Jett wants more deputies on the streets to engage in community policing. To do that, he’ll need at least seven new deputies.

The Stafford County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved his request to seek grant funding for the new deputies.

Jett pointed out a post-911 study revealed law enforcement officers should spend at least 40 percent of their time on duty working in communities, building stronger relationships.

The $1.4 million, three-year grant from the Department of Justice would include funding for the new officers, and would include annual three-percent salary increases.

After the grant term is up, county taxpayers would be asked to foot the bill for the officers for at least 12 months at an estimated cost of $508,000, according to county documents.

“Because of the economy, I’ve presented to you each [previous] year in the budget where we are at and that the need still exists for the positions, but understanding the fiscal climate and understanding those positions could not be funded, but the current need still exists” Jett told the Board.

The sheriff’s department has not added any new positions in the past three years, according to Jett.

“So another way to put this is, if you don’t get this grant you’ll be back here next year asking us for money,” asked Supervisor Paul Milde, III of Jett.

“That’s correct, Mr. Milde,” Jett replied.

Supervisors also said it was important to hire new deputies to keep up with the county’s growth rate.

“I am going to support this because of the fact that we have not been able to hire any deputies in 09, 10 and 11, and that is one of our priorities,” said Supervisor Susan Stimpson.

Police Shatter Window to Make Arrest

Byron Christopher McCaskill-Bey, 42, faces charges after he tried to assault a police officer, police say.

Dale City, Va. –– One man is charged with assaulting a police officer during a traffic stop.

Police tried to stop a vehicle in the area of Minnieville and Delaney roads at 10:44 p.m. Monday. The male driver did not stop, and continued about a block west to Minnieville Road and Estate Drive.

When he did stop, the male driver rolled up the car windows, locked the doors and ignored the officer’s commands to identify himself, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

At one point, the driver cracked the driver’s side window wide enough for the officer to get his arm inside the vehicle so he could roll it down further. But the driver tried to roll up the window on the officer’s arm, said Perok.

The officer pulled his arm out of the window, and when the man again refused to comply with police demands they shattered the passenger side window of the car and took the male into custody without incident, said Perok.

Byron Christopher McCaskill-Bey, 42, of Portsmouth, is charged assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest, reckless driving and driving on a revoked license, said Perok.

He was held without bond and is scheduled to appear in court June 23.

Lorton Man Killed in Crash

A Lorton man was killed in a crash Friday morning in Spotsylvania County.

Marshall Mitchell, 34, was killed when he was riding in a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe traveling south on Benchmark Road, near Mine Road.

The SUV ran off the right side of the road, and Mitchell was ejected when the driver crossed over the left side of the road and over corrected, said Virginia State Police Sgt. Les Tyler.

Mitchell was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the SUV, 32-year-old Jui Shelton of Spotsylvania, is charged with driving under the influence, said Tyler.

Robbery, Eluding Suspects Caught

Update 5:45 p.m.
The occupants of a car that fled from police this morning following a bank robbery have been identified.

Police say a man walked into a Union Bank and Trust on Morris Road in Spotsylvania County at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The man handed the teller a note and asked for money, which the teller provided to the man.

With cash in hand, the robber runs from the bank and enters a silver car with Maryland tags, and along with another occupant in the car speeds away, said Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Davis.

At 10:48 a.m., a Stafford sheriff’s deputy was sitting in the median of Interstate 95 and witnessed a silver car that matched the description of the one used in the robbery, and then pulled up behind it.

“Before she could activate her emergency equipment, the car sped up ahead of her,” said Davis.

The car then turned onto a crossover in the median of the highway and crashed.

Two males jumped out of the car and took off ­­–– one man running to the northbound side and the other running to the southbound side of the highway, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Kennedy.

Stafford authorities set up a search perimeter for the two men using K-9 dogs, and had help from several police agencies including a police helicopter form Fairfax County.

At 1:45 p.m., one of the men was found along Potomac Creek on just east of the highway.

Fifteen minutes later, the second man was found west of the highway on Centreport Parkway.

Ronald David Green, 30, of no fixed address, and 46-year-old Gregory Everett Sr., also of no fixed address, have pending charges against them in Stafford County to include eluding police, said Kennedy.

Spotsylvania officials have also filed bank robbery charges.

There were no reports of injuries in the pursuit of the two men.

Update 2:45 p.m.
Two males are in custody after they fled police during a traffic stop on Interstate 95, police say.

The suspects have yet to be identified, and charges are pending.

Police stopped a car matching the description of a car used in a bank robbery this morning in Spotsylvania County, on I-95 at Centreport Parkway, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

That’s where both men were arrested by Stafford sheriff’s deputies about two hours later.

The Spotsylvania sheriff’s department has not returned a call for information about the robbery.

Original Post 1:35 p.m.
Stafford, Va. ––
Two bank robbery suspects were stopped on Interstate 95 this morning, but quickly fled from their car and eluded police.

The car was stopped on the northbound side of the highway about 11:30 a.m., at Centreport Parkway near the Stafford Regional Airport, because the vehicle matched the description of one that was used in a bank robbery earlier this morning in Spotsylvania County, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

Much of I-95 south between Woodbridge and Stafford resembled a parking lot at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Stafford officials said traffic on U.S. 1 is also delayed.

We’ll have more on this as it becomes available.

Arson Causes $20,000 in Damage

Woodbridge, Va. –– Police want to know who set someone’s front porch ablaze Monday.

Fire and rescue crews at 1:06 a.m. were called to a home in the 1700 block of Averet Street, off Blackburn Road, and found a resident dousing the fire with a garden hose.

Damage to the home is estimated to be at $20,000, and no one was injured, said Prince William fire and rescue spokeswoman Kim Hylander.

The Prince William Fire Marshall is actively investigating this case.

Prince William Crime Rate Falls Slightly

Prince William Police Chief Charlie T. Deane

Woodbridge, Va. –– Overall crime in Prince William County fell slightly in the past year, according to newly released crime statistics.

Falling slightly was the number of rapes that were reported, down four from the five-year high in 2009 of 57 reported rapes in Prince William.

Police heralded the capturing the notorious East Coast Rapist that terrorized women for 14 years, and in his most recent suspected attack, raping two of three girls behind in woods behind a shopping center at gunpoint in Dale City on Halloween night 2009.

“This was a case that we put a lot of effort into…this is truly a stranger abduction, rape of the worst kind,” said Prince William Police Chief Charlie T. Deane.

As the county population increased over the past year, the county’s overall crime rate slightly fell from 19.5 to 19.2 percent. That continues a trend of a falling crime rate over the past five years, when it was at a recent high of 21.6 percent in 2006, according to the crime stats report.

The number of murders in the county fell last year by one to nine, and all of which have been solved, said Deane.

There were some categories of crime that rose last year, including larcenies (virtually any type of theft), and cases of aggravated assault.

Of the 224 people charged with aggravated assault last year, at least 20 of them used a firearm, knife or some type of cutting instrument.

Several illegal immigrants were arrested last year, including 274 for not having a driver’s license, six for rape and three for murder.

Prince William began keeping track of illegal immigrants who were arrested after county officials passed an illegal immigration ordinance in 2008.

School Bus Driver Resigns Following Charges

Prince William County, Va. –– A Prince William County school bus driver has resigned after she was charged with assaulting two students.

Police say the 10 and 12-year-old boys were assaulted at 12:06 p.m. Friday while they were on the bus parked at Independent Hill School at 14800 Joplin Road, police said.

The driver resigned after four years on the job, said Prince William County Public Schools spokesman Ken Blackstone.

School officials would not comment on the extent of the children’s injuries because of privacy concerns.  Police say the children did not suffer any injuries.

Minnie Pearl McBride, 29, of Woodbridge, is charged with two counts of assault and battery, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

Her court date was not released.

Pearl is the fifth Prince William schools employee to faces charges since April.

One week ago, a 13-year-old girl told police a teacher at Woodbridge Middle School inappropriately touched her. The teacher now faces charges.

2 Charged in Prescription Fraud

North Stafford, Va. –– Charges have been filed in the case of two men who tried to fraudulently obtain a prescription, authorities say.

About 9 p.m. Friday, Stafford sheriff’s deputies were called to a CVS Pharmacy on Garrisonville Road (Va. 610) by an employee who said he had fake order for a prescription.

A call from the pharmacy to the doctor’s office listed on the order also revealed the order was fake, and that’s when deputies posted outside the pharmacy and waited for the suspect to return, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

The man who had dropped off the prescription order returned, where he was confronted by a sheriff’s deputy about the prescription.

Sheriff’s deputies say another man was involved in trying to obtain a fraudulent prescription. That man, who was sitting in his car in the parking lot of the pharmacy while the first man went inside, suddenly drove away when he saw sheriff’s deputies arrive, said Kennedy.

Both men were arrested and charged.

David Brown, 22, and Mark Annunzi, 27, both of Fredericksburg, are charged with prescription fraud, said Kennedy.

Annunzi remains in the Rappahannock Regional Jail. Brown posted bond and was released.

Infant Nearly Shot, Dog Grazed by Bullet in Home Invasion

Stafford County, Va. –– A child was nearly shot and a dog grazed by a bullet in a violent home invasion Thursday afternoon.

Now five men — four of them from Woodbridge — are now in custody.

Stafford sheriff’s deputies were called at 1:20 p.m. to an apartment complex on Kendrick Court in the England Run area, near the England Run Branch of the Central Rappahannock Library, after a man had barricaded himself and an infant in a bathroom.

The victim told police that a man he hadn’t seen in a year, known to him only as “AB,” knocked at his door Thursday.

The man opened the door and then was pushed back into his apartment as “A.B.” and several others rushed inside, said Stafford County Sheriff’s Charles E. Jett.

One of the pulled out a handgun and demanded money, and with the infant on the floor, the victim told the intruders he had to get the cash from his bedroom.

At the same time the victim’s dog, a Boxer, came out of the kitchen and lunged at the gunman. The gun was fired and the bullet grazed the dog and nearly struck the child, said Jett.

The victim picked up the child and ran into the bathroom and locked the door.

The men then left, but not before neighbors could get a good description of the getaway car, which investigators used to track down the vehicle on Interstate 95.

The car was spotted traveling northbound at mile post 140, at Stafford. Four men were arrested at gunpoint, said Jett.

A search of the vehicle turned up a secret compartment in the passenger seat, a loaded gun and 30 packets of marijuana, said Jett.

The man known as “AB” has been identified as Abraham E. Owen of Fredericksburg and arrested, said Jett.

Others arrested in connection to this case are Robert L. Schneider, Jamel J. Schneider, Dequintus J. Brooks and Michael T. Joyce, all of Woodbridge, said Jett.

All have been charged with use of a firearm in commission of a felony, conspiracy to commit robbery, attempted murder, said Jett. The suspects were not granted bond.

Additional charges could be filed next week, to include child endangerment and animal cruelty.

The victim and the child were not injured, and the dog did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

Latest Sex Arrest Will Be Addressed by School Administrators

David F. Blount, 62, is charged with attempted indecent liberties by a custodian, police say.

Woodbridge, Va. –– Another Prince William County teacher has been charged with taking indecent liberties with a child.

This latest incident happened at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodbridge Middle School, when a 13-year-old female student told police her teacher inappropriately touched her.

The teacher was arrested the following day in North Stafford, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

David F. Blount, 62, is charged with attempted indecent liberties by a custodian and was held on $2,500 bond.

Bount’s arrest comes less than a week after a teacher at nearby Beville Middle School in Dale City was also arrested on similar charges.

Since April, Blount is the fourth teacher in Prince William County to face sex charges. Two teachers at Woodbridge’s Gar-Field Senior High School are also facing sex charges.

Prince William County Public Schools spokesman Ken Blackstone said the recent rash of sex arrests will be a addressed in a series of regularly scheduled meetings that will be attended by county school administrators.

“We have 10,000 employees, and after thorough background screening and ongoing professional development, ultimately, we rely on each of those 10,000 employees making a conscious choice to follow our policies, regulations, procedures, and – most importantly – the law. Since one violation is too many, we will continue to diligently remind all employees of the public trust for which they are accountable,” said Blackstone.

The county school division has an existing tip line for parents, students and school employees to use if they see in appropriate behavior. Callers may dial 703-791-2821 to report activity, and remain anonymous if they choose.

Charges Filed in Fatal Lorton Crash

Carlos Edgar Portillo, 27, of Dale City, faces charges in a crash that took the life of a 57-year-old Manassas woman. (Fairfax County police)

Lorton, Va. –– Police have made an arrest after a woman was killed in a car crash in February.

Carlos Edgar Portillo, 27, of Dale City, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, Fairfax County police say. His court date was not released.

The victim in the crash, 57-year-old Sharon Parrish of Manassas, was killed Feb. 9 when she was driving her 2000 BMW north on Ox Road (Va. 123) and was struck by another car, driven by the accused, police say.

Portillo was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries following the crash.

Parrish was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said speed was a factor in the crash.

1 Charged in 95 Crash that Injured 3

Sergio A. Alvarenga-Vasquez, 34, of Fredericksburg, faces multiple charges after police say he was driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 on Saturday and collided with a car carrying four people, seriously injuring one of the occupants. (Submitted)

Triangle, Va. –– Police say one man was driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 Saturday night when he slammed into 1996 Volvo head on, injuring three occupants.

Virginia State Police were called to mile post 150 near at Quantico at 9:47 p.m. for a report of a crash.  They found the driver, 48-year-old Alison Conway of Maryland, and passengers; 78-year-old Geraldine Orrell and 19-year-old Amanda Conway.

Orrell is Alison Conway’s mother, and was taken to an area hospital with life threatening injuries.

Both Alison and Amanda –– mother and daughter –– were also taken to a hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life threatening, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.

The driver that collided with the car was driving a 1993 Ford Explorer. Police found it at the crash scene, but say the driver fled on foot.

He was later found two miles north of the crash scene, walking along I-95 near on Dumfries Road (Va. 234). He was arrested without incident.

Sergio A. Alvarenga-Vasquez, 34, of Fredericksburg, is charged with drunk in public, felony hit and run and with reckless driving, driving without a valid license, failing to obtain insurance and failure to wear a seatbelt, said Geller.

The victims were all wearing seatbelts, added Geller.

Alvarenga-Vasquez is being held in a Manassas jail.

The crash caused northbound delays and forced the closure of that portion of the highway for at least two hours.

Carjacking Suspect Faces Charges in Stafford, Prince William

Travis Honore, 21, faces multiple charges after a carjacking occurred in Prince William County on Monday night.

Update 1 p.m.
Prince William police say the carjacking suspect arrested Monday night in North Stafford began his crime spree in Dale City.

At 8:31 p.m., a 39-year-old man from Fredericksburg said he had just pulled into a parking lot in the 2900 block of Dale Boulevard, at the Ashdale shopping plaza, when a man walked up to him and asked for money.

When the victim refused, the man brandished a firearm and took the keys to the victim’s car then drove off with the man inside, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

The car was later found abandoned in North Stafford.

Original Post 10:20 a.m.
North Stafford, Va. ––
A carjacking suspect threatened to kill everyone inside a Mexican restaurant Monday night, police say.

Stafford sheriff’s deputies about 9:30 p.m. were called to Salisbury and Greenspring drives off Garrisonville Road (Va. 610) after a report of a suspect in a carjacking in Prince William County had driven to Stafford. Deputies found the car involved in the carjacking abandoned off Salisbury Drive in North Stafford, and then began to search for the suspect who was believed to be on foot.

A bystander told a deputy that there was a “crazy man” that had just robbed his friend, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

Investigators would soon learn that a 16-year-old male walking to his father’s car parked outside Pancho Villa restaurant on Va. 610 was approached by a man who grabbed him, forced him over to the car and demanded that he drive him away.

The victim had been dining at the restaurant with his father and a friend.

The victim told the suspect that he didn’t know how to drive his father’s car because it had a stick shift transmission. The suspect punched the victim in the head and threatened to shoot him, said Kennedy.

Afterward, the suspect ordered the victim into the passenger seat of the car and then got into the driver’s seat. Apparently, the suspect also didn’t know how to drive a stick shift car.  The suspect then robbed the victim of a small amount of cash, and then demanded he go back into the restaurant and find the keys to an automatic car.

If he didn’t comply with his demands, the suspect threatened to kill everyone inside the restaurant, said Kennedy.

The victim went to the side door of the restaurant, spoke with his friend and asked him for the keys to his car. The suspect then walked up and a brief struggle ensued between the suspect and the victim’s friend, an d then thesuspect fled the scene.

Sheriff’s deputies set up a search and found the suspect about 40 minutes later at a nearby IHOP restaurant in the Doc Stone shopping plaza, said Kennedy.

Travis Honore, 21, of no fixed address, is charged with carjacking, robbery, abduction, and with driving under the influence and was held without bond.

Prince William police have yet to release details in this case.

Teacher Faces Charges

Lawrence Eric Lucchetti faces charges after he inappropriately touched a female student, police say.

Dale City, Va. –– A teacher at a Dale City middle school faces charges after a student said he inappropriately touched her during class.

The 12-year-old victim told police the incident happened at 2:58 p.m. Friday, at Beville Middle School at 4901 Dale Boulevard, while the girl was in the teacher’s care.

The teacher was arrested without incident, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

Lawrence Eric Lucchetti, 33, of Alexandria, is charged with taking indecent liberties by a custodian and aggravated sexual battery, said Perok.

He was held without bond and his court date was not released.

2 Indicted After Bomb Found, Detonated

North Stafford, Va. –– Indictments were handed down today after a bomb was found at a home in North Stafford late last year.

Stafford sheriff’s deputies were searching a home at 5 Catherine Way during an unrelated incident when they found what appeared to be an explosive device.

The Fire Marshals office was called to the scene, and they called Virginia State Police who removed the device and detonated it, said Stafford fire and rescue spokesman Mark Doyle.

No one was injured, but the fire department described the device as “one that is intended to cause harm to persons based on its construction.” It was not designed to cause damage to structures, added Doyle.

Cody Compton, 20, and Jonathon Clark, 21, face charges of possession of an explosive device, said Doyle.

Compton is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 17 on charges of grand larceny, burglary and destruction of property, according to court records.

“The mission of the fire service has changed tremendously in the last decade,” said Stafford County Fire Chief Rob Brown in a press release. “Unfortunately, our department is responding to a greater number of incidents involving homemade explosive devices. Oftentimes these devices are a result of curious experimentation which can result in deadly consequences.”

The exact date the incident occurred, nor Compton or Clark’s court date for these latest charges was not released.

No Death Penalty in Dumfries America’s Most Wanted Case

Gabriel Morris, 33, will not face the death penalty in the deaths of his mother and her boyfriend.

Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for a man who was featured on America’s Most Wanted, accused of killing his mother and her boyfriend in Oregon.

Prince William police in February 2010 captured 33-year-old Gabriel Morris in Dumfries, while he, his wife and daughter were hiding from police.

They were staying with an unsuspecting homeowner at a home at Curtis and Dominion drives in the Prince William Estates neighborhood in Dumfries. The homeowner turned the family into authorities after they saw Morris’ picture on the America’s Most Wanted website.

As Morris exited the home the morning he was captured, police swooped in and arrested him.

Following the capture, Morris and his wife were jailed and their child went to live with the mother’s parents in Idaho.

Now in court proceedings, Morris waived his right to a jury trial and a judge will now decide his fate, reports KPTV.

Prosecutors also say other factors in the case led them to the decision not to seek the death penalty.

Morris is expected back in an Oregon courtroom August 9.

1 in Custody After Town House Fires

Lake Ridge, Va. –– Investigators say they’ve identified the man responsible for fires at two town homes early Monday.

Stephen McQueen, Jr. was arrested Thursday on two felony warrants charging him in connection to a blaze that happened at 12:30 a.m. at home in the 3400 block of Caledonia Circle, off Cotton Mill and Hedges Run drives in Lake Ridge.

Officials could not say if McQueen is the same person listed in Virginia court records as having several pending court cases, including entering a property with the intent to damage and for driving on a revoked license.

Volunteer fire fighters were called for a fire that was reported to be outside of the home, but as the fire trucks were leaving the station the call was upgraded to a house fire, said OWL VFD spokeswoman Rebecca Barnes.

As they arrived onto the scene, crews saw fire near fence near the rear of the home, on a patio as well as an attic.

Three adults were and three children were inside the home at the time of the blaze. Each made it out safely without being injured.

The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the family, officials said.

A total of two homes were damaged in the fire, resulting in $60,000 in damages, officials said.

Rape Reported in Lake Ridge

Franklin Dennis Winters, 22, is chagred with rape. (Submitted)

Lake Ridge, Va. –– Police say a 21-year-old woman awoke to find she was being raped.

It happened at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday in the 12300 block of Wadsworth Way off Springwoods Drive in Lake Ridge, police say.

The victim fell asleep inside her bedroom and was awoken by the alleged rapist, who is an acquaintance, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.

The suspect was found a short time after the rape occurred and was arrested, police say.

Franklin Dennis Winters, 22, of Dumfries, is charged with rape and was held without bond, said Perok.

He is scheduled to appear in court June 2.

Robbers Have Taste for Pizza

Stafford, Va. –– It appears two robbers were out for both dough and cash on Saturday.

Stafford sheriff’s authorities say two men at 10:30 p.m. walked into a Dominos Pizza at 2606 Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) in Stafford, one of them raised a gun, pointed it to the clerk and then demanded money.

The clerk did as he was told and handed over a till of full of cash.

But then one of the men smelled what must have been garlic bread and pizza sauce, and saw a freshly made pie sitting near the cash register.

The robber then decided that the pizza was too good for him to pass up, and demanded the clerk hand it over.

The clerk did, and the two men fled the store in the direction of Coal Landing Road, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

No one was injured in the robbery, and sheriff’s deputies then set up a perimeter around the scene of the crime and used K-9 dogs to try and locate the two men.

Investigators eventually lost track of the two men who got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and a fresh, hot pizza.

Both men are said to be between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 7 inches tall, both wore hooded sweatshirts and masks.

One was a light-skin black male or possibly Hispanic while the other was said to be black, said Kennedy.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Stafford County Sheriff’s Department.

Man Abducted, Held at Gunpoint After Party

Stafford County, Va. –– A man was abducted a party Saturday, held at gunpoint, and then was able to find a sheriff’s deputy who helped arrest his alleged captor.

Stafford County authorities say a sheriff’s deputy was sitting in a lot off Warrenton Road (U.S. 17) in the southern portion of the county when a 19-year-old man walked up to him in tears and said he had just been held at gunpoint, robbed of his cell phone and then let out of the a car.

The deputy learned the two men had been at a party in Stafford County, and that while at the party the suspect stepped outside to make a phone call. When the victim went outside to where the suspect was to retrieve something from the car, the suspect ordered him into the car and sped off, said Stafford sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy.

The suspect then drove the victim to the U.S. 17 area, brandished a handgun and then fired several rounds through the car’s sunroof. The suspect later pointed the gun at the victim, took his cell phone, and then allowed the victim to get out of the car, said Kennedy.

The investigating deputy began a search for a black car, going off the description given to him by the victim.

That car was later found on Caroline Street in Downtown Fredericksburg and the driver arrested.

Nathan Devol, 25, of Bellau Wood Drive in Triangle, faces multiple charges that include use of a firearm in a robbery, robbery, reckless handling of a firearm and abduction, said Kennedy.

He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail with no bond.

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