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Stafford Alert

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By PIO Bill Kennedy
July 7, 2010

Stafford, Va. The Stafford County Sheriff's Office reports the arrest of Joseph Broadway, age 46, of 37 Kennesaw Drive in Stafford County. Mr. Broadway has been charged with 1 Count of Abduction With Intent To Defile, 1 Count of Aggravated Malicious Wounding and 1 Count of Attempted Rape as a result of an incident that occurred yesterday, July 7, 2010. Broadway is currently incarcerated in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

Stafford Deputies responded to a 911 hang-up call from the address on Kennesaw Drive. When 1st. Sgt. Frank Martello arrived on scene he encountered the female victim, screaming, naked and covered with blood running from the residence. Moments later Broadway exited the residence and was immediately taken into custody without incident. Preliminary investigation indicates that Broadway initiated a conversation with the female victim in the Foreston Woods Drive area of Stafford. The female victim accompanied Broadway home to his residence. Once at the residence the female victim was assaulted after refusing to have sex with Broadway. During the violent struggle the victim was able to call 911 and ultimately run from the residence.

The victim was transported to an area hospital were she was treated for severe head lacerations and a broken arm, a result of being hit with a "nightstick" like instrument numerous times.

This investigation is ongoing.

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