Suspect Arrested following Domestic Incident in Stafford
By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
October 17, 2019

Stafford VA. A suspect was taken into custody on Wednesday night by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office following a domestic incident.

On October 16, 2019, at approximately 8:07 p.m., a 911 caller reported being flagged down by a distraught female subject who was running down the road barefoot in the area of Port Aquia Drive and Schooner Way. Upon arrival, deputies found the victim sitting in the caller’s vehicle.

She told deputies that her husband had become increasingly hostile recently, so she attempted to leave the residence earlier that evening. While she was packing, her husband came home and began assaulting her. He also took her phone and car keys so that she could not leave. The victim was able to escape when her husband went to the basement of the home. He said he was going to get a screwdriver and kill her with it.

Deputies searched the home for the subject, but he had already left the residence in his vehicle. They then obtained warrants on Landry Mabaya Mbu, 43, of Stafford for abduction, domestic assault, and preventing 911.

Units canvassed the area and initially were unable to locate the suspect. However, Deputy Mangan later returned to the residence and found the suspect’s vehicle parked in front of the house. Additional units responded to the scene. They repeatedly knocked on the door and eventually observed the suspect on the staircase. He refused to answer the door. Eventually, Deputy Ahern breached the door and the suspect was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

The suspect was served the warrants and received an additional charge for obstruction of justice. He was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.