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Suspect Returns Stolen Firearm to Stafford Detective
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By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
May 11, 2018

Stafford, VA. A suspect who stole a firearm from a Stafford County residence returned the firearm to detectives and turned himself in after learning law enforcement was looking for him.

On May 8, 2018, Deputy Shawn M. Eastman responded to a call regarding a reported larceny of a firearm at a residence in the area of Pilot Knob Loop. The homeowner advised that his girlfriend’s friend stayed at the residence over the weekend while he was out-of-town to watch his dogs. When he returned, a firearm was missing from the home.

The friend told deputies that a man identified as Ronald Anthony Longfellow, 31, of Unionville, spent Saturday evening, May 5, with her at the residence. She said it was possible he had stolen the firearm.

Detective Timothy Covington attempted to contact the suspect and later received a call from him saying he would like to turn the firearm over to law enforcement. Detectives met with the suspect who gave them the firearm without incident. The suspect was subsequently taken into custody and admitted to stealing the firearm while intoxicated at the residence.

The suspect was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail on a secured bond. He is charged with grand larceny of a firearm.

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