|Suspect Arrested for Possession of Stolen Firearm and Marijuana|
|By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo|
|April 23, 2018|
Stafford, VA. Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect in the early hours of Sunday morning after a stolen firearm and marijuana were located in the suspect vehicle.
On April 22, 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Deputy Elliott Taylor observed a suspicious vehicle sitting in the right turn lane for several minutes in the intersection of Highpointe Boulevard and Mine Road. The deputy followed the vehicle to Settlers Way and noticed the right tail light was out.
When the suspicious vehicle pulled into a driveway on Settlers Way, the deputy approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, later identified as Rakeem Raekwon Caldwell, 19, of King George and two passengers. The deputy immediately detected the smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.
During the encounter, the front passenger, later identified as Kamisha Earley-Harling, 22, of Stafford asked to get out of the vehicle. The deputy told her to stay in the vehicle, but she proceeded to get out of the vehicle against the deputy’s instructions. After the deputy repeated his command to stay in the vehicle, Earley-Harling complied and got back in the car.
The deputy explained that he was holding them due to the smell of marijuana. Earley-Harling said the smell was just her vape pen. However, a search of the vehicle yielded a clear plastic ziplock bag of marijuana. The deputy asked Earley-Harling if she was the owner of the vehicle and she explained she is not the owner, but is the main driver of the vehicle. She also admitted that everything in the vehicle belonged to her.
After continuing the search of the vehicle, the deputy also discovered a handgun under the front passenger seat. Earley-Harling said she did not realize she needed a permit to possess a concealed weapon. After the deputy searched the serial number, the firearm returned stolen out of Albemarle County.
At that time, the deputy also learned that Caldwell was driving on a revoked driver’s license. He was written a summons and released.
Earley-Harling was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail on charges of possession of a stolen firearm, concealing a firearm without a permit, possession of marijuana, and defective equipment.