|By PIO Ryan Wilbur|
|April 6, 2023|
Deputies arrested four individuals after locating a stolen vehicle with quite the quantity of controlled substances.
On April 5th at approximately 3:37 p.m. deputies responded to Richmond Highway near Stafford Hospital for a report of a stolen vehicle in the area. First Sergeant J.J. Kreider was quick in locating the stolen vehicle parked near the emergency entrance of Stafford Hospital. As additional deputies continued their quest to that location, First Sergeant Kreider approached the vehicle. Within the vehicle were four adults, as well as, two kids who were not secured in a child’s seat.
While First Sergeant Kreider made contact with the driver, Kevin Bledsoe, 33, of Woodbridge, he observed a suspected controlled substance in plain view. Deputies attempted to detained the other passengers in the vehicle identified as Daniel Rosales, 29, of Stafford, Mona’e Edwards, 26, of Fredericksburg, and Jessica Ayala, 22, of Woodbridge. Edwards became quite loud than and resisted arrest. She was found to have suspected controlled substances. Deputies attempted to search Rosales when he became aggressive and resisted as well. During the quibble, deputies observed suspected controlled substances on his person. Ayala was also found to be in possession of suspected controlled substances.
Deputy A.M. Pitts observed Bledsoe to be under the influence. When asked if he had taken anything, Bledsoe responded saying “a little bit”. Deputy Pitts conducted a field sobriety test and determined he was indeed under the influence.
The quirky situation ended with all four adults arrested and the children returned to a responsible parent. Bledsoe was charged with driving under the influence, possession of controlled substances, two counts of child neglect, two counts of transporting children without child restraints, and receiving stolen goods. Edwards was charged with possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstruction of justice. Rosales was charged with possession of controlled substances, and obstruction of justice. Ayala was charged with possession of controlled substances. The quadruple arrest queued all four being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.