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Stafford Alert

Pursuit of Robbery Suspects Ends with Arrests
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By Public Information Officer Sarah Maroney
October 5, 2021

Two suspects are in jail after a robbery and pursuit in Stafford County yesterday evening.

At 8:02 p.m. last night, the Stafford Sheriff’s Office received a call for a robbery by knife at a home in the Villas at Falls Run. While Deputy S.P. Whitt responded to the residence to take a report, other deputies began canvassing the area for the suspect vehicle. The victim advised he witnessed the suspects drive away in a U-Haul moving truck and had followed them to the area of Enon Road and Jefferson Davis Highway.

Deputy C.R. Szentkuti located the suspect vehicle and attempted a traffic stop near the intersection of Enon Road and Jefferson Davis Highway. The suspects did not stop and drove northbound in the southbound lanes of Jefferson Davis Highway in an attempt to escape. The suspects went back into the correct lanes near Centerport Parkway and continued northbound at speeds in excess of 80 mph with the deputy in pursuit. Sgt. J.W. Hutcheson deployed a spike strip near Cavalier Skating Center which successfully deflated two tires on the U-Haul. The pursuit continued northbound with the suspects passing through several red lights. As the pursuit reached the area of Stone River, the vehicle left the roadway and teetered precariously in a ditch.
While the vehicle was still stopping in the ditch, the driver opened the door and fled on foot into the woods. The passenger briefly opened the passenger door and appeared ready to flee, but closed the door when he saw K-9 Titan at Sgt. B.U. Demirci’s side. The passenger then appeared to be looking to escape from the driver’s side and K-9 Titan moved in for the apprehension. The passenger was subsequently identified as Eddie Ingram, Jr., 37, of Dumfries.

With the passenger secured, Sgt. Demirci and K-9 Titan turned their attention to tracking the driver. The track went through the woods to Pilot Knob Loop, with some of the driver’s clothing and shoes being found along the way. Witnesses advised the driver had run into a home on the street and he was quickly taken into custody by Sgt. C.C. Lee. The driver was identified as Maxwell Pearsall, 35, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. It was determined Pearsall did not know the homeowner and entered through an unlocked door and begged the homeowner to help him. As she fled the home to alert authorities, Pearsall grabbed her arm to keep her from leaving. Fortunately, she was able to get out of the home and alert deputies in the area.

The investigation of the robbery revealed the victim was attempting to purchase illicit drugs. While meeting in the victim’s home, Pearsall produced a knife and demanded the victim’s necklace and bracelet. Both Pearsall and Ingram then fled to the U-Haul and left the area.

Pearsall was charged with robbery, eluding, burglary, and assault. Ingram was charged with robbery. Both were held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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