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Stafford Alert

Suspect Arrested after Striking Vehicle with Hammer
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By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
April 16, 2019

Stafford, VA. A suspect was arrested on Saturday by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office after hitting the vehicle of a woman delivering newspapers with a hammer.

On April 13, 2019, at approximately 3:40 a.m., a female subject reported that she was driving down Rockdale Road delivering newspapers when a suspicious male subject approached her vehicle and began hitting it with a hammer.

Deputy McWaters and Deputy Richardson began canvassing the area in search of the suspect when they came upon a stopped white pick-up truck blocking the entire roadway. The truck then began moving, narrowly avoiding hitting the cruiser head-on before driving into a ditch. A male subject matching the suspect’s description then exited the truck and fled into his residence.

Additional units arrived and established a perimeter. Eventually, the suspect complied with deputies’ orders to exit the residence and was taken into custody.

During a search of the suspect vehicle, several hammers were located as well as a small clear bag containing a white powdery substance. A broken hammer was also found in the roadway near the residence.

Rick Lynn Asbury Jr., 38, of Stafford was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond on charges of destruction of property, disorderly conduct, possession of a controlled substance, driving suspended and reckless driving.

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