Felony Hit and Run Suspect Apprehended Following Disturbance
By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
July 15, 2019

Stafford, VA. A suspect was arrested on Sunday night by units with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office following a domestic disturbance at a local hotel that occurred shortly after a felony hit and run incident.

On July 14, 2019, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Deputy Aubrecht responded to a felony hit and run in the area of the Wawa located at 105 Garrisonville Road. Upon arrival, he found a vehicle with heavy rear bumper damage off the road just prior to the I-95 Southbound ramp. He made contact with the driver who was being treated by rescue personnel.

The driver explained that she observed a dark sedan strike a vehicle in the area of Stafford Market Place. The suspect vehicle then rear ended her vehicle and fled the scene. The driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The deputy then made contact with the driver and passenger of the first vehicle involved in the collision. The driver was treated by rescue personnel on scene. A witness provided a description of the suspect vehicle. The deputy then learned the suspect vehicle was located at a nearby hotel and the suspect was being arrested for another incident.

At approximately 9:26 p.m., Deputy Connelly responded to a reported domestic disturbance at the Staybridge Suites located at 2996 Jefferson Davis Highway. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with a hotel employee who advised that her boyfriend had arrived at the hotel and assaulted her. The deputy then made contact with the suspect who was identified as Silvano Avelar Castro, 20, of Stafford.

The suspect was argumentative and smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage. He also slurred his words and his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. The deputy attempted to arrest him for drunk in public, but the suspect resisted. After a brief struggle, the suspect was taken into custody. The hotel employee informed deputies that the suspect was not allowed at the hotel. She told him to leave, but he started to argue and slapped her in the back of the head.

Deputy Connelly then learned that the suspect had been involved in the hit and run. Deputy Aubrecht arrived and continued his investigation into the hit and run incidents. The key found on the suspect’s person matched the suspect vehicle found in the hotel parking lot. A search warrant for blood was executed at a local hospital where the suspect continued to be combative and argumentative.

The suspect was arrested and charged with felony hit and run, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, underage possession of alcohol, destruction of property, disorderly conduct, assault on a law enforcement officer, assault and battery, resisting arrest, trespassing, and public intoxication. He was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.