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Stafford Alert

Stafford Sheriff’s Office Arrests Suspect behind Robbery at Local Hotel
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By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
May 2, 2019

Stafford, VA. A suspect was arrested on Wednesday night by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office after robbing the Aquia Best Western located at 2868 Jefferson Davis Highway.

On May 1, 2019, at approximately 11:39 p.m., Sgt. L.A. Burgess responded to a reported disturbance at the hotel. Upon arrival, he made contact with an employee who advised that a female subject had robbed the hotel. The employee said the subject came into the hotel appearing distraught and asked for a room, but had no identification. The employee informed her that she could not rent a room without identification. The subject then asked for a tissue and to use the restroom.

The employee then momentarily stepped away from the front desk to locate the key to the restroom. When he returned, he observed that the subject had grabbed a chair and was climbing over the counter. When the employee asked her what she was doing, she told him she was robbing the business.

The employee attempted to stop the subject, but she shoved him and quickly absconded with the register. She retreated to a back area of the hotel where she emptied some of the cash from the register into her clothing and purse. The employee managed to grab the suspect, prompting her to attempt to bite him. A customer witnessed the incident and called 911.

The suspect was taken into custody by Sgt. Burgess and Deputy Mangan. A search of her purse yielded cash, a container containing white powdery residue, and a needle. The suspect initially provided them with false identification. She was later correctly identified as Amanda Lee Shuck, 29, of Stafford.

Deputies discovered that Shuck had been previously trespassed from the hotel. In addition, Deputy Leckemby learned Shuck was wanted out of Stafford County for failure to appear on a larceny-related offense.

During the intake process, additional cash was located on the suspect’s person. She was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail on charges of robbery, false identification to law enforcement, assault and battery, identity theft, possession of a controlled substance, possession of controlled paraphernalia, and trespassing.

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