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Stafford, VA 22555

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Stafford, VA 22554


Stafford Alert

Suspect Arrested for Leaving 2-Year-Old in Vehicle
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By Public Information Officer Sarah Maroney
November 9, 2020

On November 6 at 8:05 p.m., the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a witness who saw a small child alone in a vehicle parked at 217 Garrisonville Road (Walmart). Deputy E.E. West responded and observed the child inside the vehicle alone and visibly upset. The mother, Aminata Barrie, 30, of Stafford, exited the store with shopping bags while the deputy was on scene. It was determined Barrie left the 2-year-old child inside the vehicle for approximately 26 minutes while she shopped. Numerous items and trash were left within reaching distance of the child.

Barrie was arrested for child neglect and served three outstanding warrants from Prince William County. She was held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

Deputy West cared for the child and provided her a blanket until a family member arrived to take custody of her.

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