|Suspect Arrested for Striking Pedestrian|
|By Public Information Officer Sarah Maroney|
|September 1, 2021|
A suspect was arrested for malicious wounding after striking a pedestrian yesterday evening.
On August 31 at 8:25 p.m., deputies responded to Stafford Self Storage at 2023 Jefferson Davis Highway for a report of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival, deputies located the 56-year-old male victim. The victim was transported to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver, John Barr Jr., 42, of Stafford, remained on scene.
The investigation revealed Barr was exiting the business in his vehicle when the victim approached him. A verbal altercation ensued between the two before the victim walked off. As the victim crossed in front of Barr’s vehicle, he turned towards the victim, striking him with the passenger side of the vehicle. Barr then exited the vehicle and began gesturing at the victim as he laid on the ground. It was determined that the victim and Barr were not previously known to one another.
Barr was arrested for malicious wounding and held on a $5,000 secured bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.