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Stafford Alert

Suspect Arrested After a Pursuit in a Stolen Vehicle
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By Public Information Officer Sarah Maroney
February 10, 2021

The suspect in a pursuit is in custody after he crashed a stolen vehicle and fled on foot.

On February 10 at 1:10 a.m., Sergeant A.I. Assur observed a vehicle speeding on southbound I-95. The vehicle did not have a license plate displayed. Sergeant Assur activated his vehicle’s emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop at mile marker 139. The suspect vehicle accelerated and began driving at a high-rate of speed.

Sergeant Assur pursued the vehicle as it attempted to exit I-95 at the Centreport Parkway exit. The suspect vehicle was unable to maneuver the ramp and crashed through the guardrail and into a light pole. When the vehicle came to a stop, the driver and passengers fled on foot across Centreport Parkway towards Enon Road.

A search then began for the suspects. A K9 unit from the Fredericksburg Police Department responded to assist. The K9 began a track which eventually led to the back of a residence on Beauregard Street where the K9 alerted to a shed. Deputies found the suspect, Wadah Mahgoud, 20, of Fredericksburg, shoeless inside the shed. Mahgoud was taken into custody without incident.

It was discovered the suspect vehicle was reported stolen out of Fairfax County. Deputies also learned Mahgoud was wanted out of Fredericksburg. Mahgoud was reunited with his shoes, which were found in the floorboard of the driver’s seat, and he was transported to the Rappahannock Regional Jail. He was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding, reckless driving, hit and run, and driving without a license. He was also served the outstanding warrant. Mahgoud was held without bond. The investigation is ongoing.

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