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Pursuit Leads to Felony Drug Charges
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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
August 31, 2020

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles King for felony drug charges after a vehicle pursuit and extensive search on Saturday evening.

On August 29th at approximately 4:59 p.m., Deputy A.I. Assur observed a Kia Sorento exit the America’s Best Value Inn onto Warrenton Road and fail to yield to traffic. The deputy activated his emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop at the Excel Inn and Suites, when the suspect made an abrupt U-turn and accelerated in front of the hotel.

The suspect pulled back onto Warrenton Road and proceeded northbound toward the commuter lot. He then ran a red light and made a U-turn to head back southbound on Warrenton Road toward I-95. The suspect proceeded through several traffic lights and accelerated onto I-95 North. The suspect continued at a high rate of speed on the Interstate with several law enforcement vehicles behind him. During the pursuit, the suspect threw a bag containing suspected controlled substances from the window. This bag was recovered by Deputy J.A. Mangan, III.

As the pursuit reached mile marker 140, Deputy R.K. Pinkard deployed stop sticks which deflated the two driver’s side tires of the suspect vehicle. The suspect continued to drive on the rims and was using all three lanes of the Interstate to try and maintain control of the vehicle. Deputy J.E. Alford used this opportunity to conduct the PIT maneuver which caused the suspect vehicle to spin into the guardrail.

As the vehicle came to rest against the guardrail, the suspect fled into the wood line toward Jefferson Davis Highway. Deputies set up a perimeter and utilized a K-9 and the Unmanned Aircraft System team to locate the suspect.
At approximately 8:59 p.m. the Emergency Communications Center received a tip that the suspect was in the area of Aquia Town Center. Deputy B.U. Demirci and his K-9 partner Titan responded to this area. K-9 Titan was able to locate and apprehend the suspect in the tall grass near I-95 and Garrisonville Road.

The suspect was identified as Charles King, 34, of Washington D.C. He was subsequently charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, felony eluding, reckless driving and no operator’s license. King was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.


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