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Stafford Alert

Suspect Brandishes Firearm during Domestic Dispute in Stafford County
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By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
April 30, 2018

Stafford, VA. Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect on Friday for brandishing a firearm during a domestic dispute.

On April 27, 2018 at approximately 12:18 p.m., Deputy Megan Johnson responded to a call regarding a domestic incident involving a weapon in the area of Town and Country Drive. Upon arrival, deputies learned the victim was sitting in the backyard and the suspect was inside the residence.

The suspect, identified as Linda Drew Wilson, 62, of Stafford was asked by deputies to come out of the house. She complied and was detained. The victim was asked to come to the front of the house, and also complied.

The victim told deputies that he was engaged in a verbal argument with the suspect over their dogs escaping from the yard. In the middle of the argument, Wilson went to her vehicle and returned with a firearm. She fired the gun into the woods before pointing it at the victim and telling him to get the dog. The victim retrieved the animal, prompting Wilson to go back inside the residence. When she came back out, she no longer had the weapon.

Wilson was taken into custody and a search of the residence revealed the firearm from the incident. The victim told deputies he was scared for his life, so an Emergency Protective Order was obtained. Wilson was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond on charges of brandishing a firearm and reckless handling of a firearm.

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