|K9 Unit Apprehends Suspect Who Crashed into Police Cruiser|
|By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo|
|March 11, 2019|
Stafford, VA. A wanted suspect was arrested on Friday by a K9 unit with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office after crashing into a police cruiser and fleeing from law enforcement.
On March 8, 2019, Deputy Demirci and his K9 partner, Steel, observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at Shasta Place and Newcastle Place. The deputy recognized the driver as a wanted suspect named Jamaunta Mcqueen, 23, of Triangle, VA.
The deputy activated his emergency equipment, but the suspect vehicle continued traveling at a high rate of speed. Deputy Hutcheson responded to the pursuit and positioned his cruiser in the way of the suspect vehicle.
At that point, the suspect vehicle struck Deputy Hutcheson’s cruiser. The driver then exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Deputy Demirci gave chase and ordered the suspect to stop or he would deploy K9 Steel. After the suspect failed to comply with the deputy’s orders, K9 Steel was deployed. He caught up to the suspect and bit his arm without applying pressure, prompting the suspect to stop.
Deputy Demirci took the suspect into custody without incident and with no apparent injury. A search of the vehicle yielded cash and several bags containing a substance consistent with marijuana.
The suspect was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, eluding police, assault and battery, driving suspended, and failure to yield. He was also served his outstanding warrants out of Prince William County.