Mayhem in the Market Place
By Major Shawn Kimmitz
April 6, 2022

A Stafford man was arrested yesterday evening for several charges after the Emergency Communications Center received several calls about his behavior in Stafford Market Place.

At 6:54 p.m. Deputy C.T. Richardson responded to Stafford Market Place for a disturbance. The Emergency Communications Center had received several calls about an intoxicated male creating a disturbance in the parking lot and a business.

The investigation revealed Christopher Hurley, 32, was stumbling around the area and interfered with recruits doing physical training at the recruitment office. Hurley followed customers inside the Five Below and made guests so uncomfortable, employees locked the door when he left to prevent him from returning.

Additionally, Hurley had tampered with the side mirrors on cars in the parking lot, pulled up grass netting and “fought” a concrete wall. Hurley had an odor of alcoholic beverage, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. He was promptly arrested and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and tampering with a vehicle. Hurley was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $1,500 bond.

Thank you to everyone that called in to provide updated locations and information.