Brandishing Arrest
By Major Shawn Kimmitz
February 19, 2023

Two suspects were arrested after an early morning disturbance with a weapon in Widewater yesterday.

On February 18th at 12:49 a.m. deputies responded to Norman Road for a disturbance with a weapon. A resident reported there was a person in his yard with a flashlight. When the homeowner went outside to investigate, the suspect brandished a handgun. The homeowner returned inside and called the Sheriff’s Office.

Sergeant K.P. Lytle and Deputy M.A. Holub observed a black Dodge Charger leaving the area and conducted a high risk traffic stop. Several handguns, a short-barreled rifle and a suspected controlled substance were located in the vehicle.

A passenger in the Charger, Taiyon Jackson, 18, of Alexandria, was identified as the brandishing suspect. He had a concealed Taurus handgun in his pocket, which was found to be stolen from Fairfax County. Jackson was ultimately charged with brandishing, receipt of a stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance, concealed weapon, and possession of a firearm with drugs. He was held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

The driver was identified as Isaiah McDowell, 22, of Woodbridge. He was already wanted by Virginia State Police for a failure to appear. He was additionally charged with driving suspended and unlawful possession of the short-barreled rifle. McDowell was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $4,000 bond.

This is an ongoing investigation.