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Stafford Alert

Deputies Arrest Suspect for Abduction Charge
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By Public Information Officer Sarah Maroney
October 20, 2020

A wanted suspect has been taken into custody by the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office on abduction and assault charges.
On October 1 at 4:21 p.m., deputies responded to 1090 Stafford Market Place (Target) for a report of an attempted abduction. A store employee reported she was walking to her car when a male suspect ran up to her and grabbed her. The suspect started pulling her towards the sidewalk. The victim began pushing away from the suspect and she was able to escape to her vehicle.

Deputy B.E. Vaughn investigated the case and identified the suspect as Keith Ball, 48, of Stafford. Warrants for Ball’s arrest were obtained for the charges of abduction and assault.

On October 18 at 2:17 p.m., Deputy R.M. Connelly observed Ball in the area of the 3000 block of Jefferson Davis Highway and was aware Ball had outstanding warrants. Upon seeing the deputy, Ball fled on foot. The deputy gave chase and took Ball into custody. The deputy noticed Ball smelled of alcoholic beverages. Ball was charged with obstruction of justice, fleeing from law enforcement, and public intoxication. He was also served the outstanding warrants for abduction and assault. Ball was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

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