Stafford Sheriff’s Office Arrests Wanted Suspect
By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
December 2, 2019

Stafford VA. A woman wanted out of Fairfax was arrested last week by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office following an incident involving a disabled vehicle causing a traffic disruption.

On November 27, 2019, at approximately 1:11 a.m., Deputy Martin encountered a vehicle stopped partially in the northbound lanes of the 1700 block of Jefferson Davis Highway creating a traffic hazard. He identified the driver as Joanetta King, 25, of Stafford. King acknowledged she had run off the road, damaging the car, and stopped as a result. Deputy Martin observed King to be unsteady on her feet with slow speech.

A check of King’s information revealed an active Capias warrant in Fairfax. She was subsequently charged with DUI, driving revoked and the Fairfax warrant and incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $3,000 secured bond.

While deputies were with King at the side of the road, a second vehicle stopped nearby and a passenger exited and began walking toward the scene. Deputies told her to return to her vehicle, but she continued to stand nearby in a lane of travel. Deputy Philippsen and Deputy Connelly then approached the passenger and identified her as Delon Bennett, 26, of Falls Church.

Deputies detected the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle Bennett had just exited. Marijuana was located in several locations inside the vehicle. Bennett was subsequently released on a summons for possession of marijuana.