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Hit and Run Driver Arrested
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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
July 27, 2022

A Stafford man was jailed on several charges yesterday after fleeing the scene of an auto accident on Warrenton Road and choosing one of the worst places in the world to hide.

On July 26th at 12:11 p.m. deputies responded to an accident in the 500 block of Warrenton Road. The investigation revealed the driver of a blue Honda Civic failed to yield as he pulled out of the Hardee’s and struck a southbound tractor trailer. The impact of the crash sent the Honda into the rear of a southbound Toyota Highlander.

There were no injuries in the crash, but the Honda Civic driver fled the scene. An alert witness followed the suspect and updated the Stafford County Emergency Communications Center with the fleeing felon’s location. The suspect eventually stopped on Nelms Circle, abandoned his wrecked car and fled on foot.

Continuing his path of bad decisions, the suspect climbed a fence into a secure government building. Once over the fence, he was trapped inside. Within a few minutes Deputy M.E. Gordon and FBI Agents located the suspect attempting to hide on the property.

The suspect was identified as Calvin Thomas, 18. Deputy S.C. Martin handled the accident investigation and obtained charges of felony hit and run, reckless driving, trespassing, no insurance and no registration. Thomas was held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

Thank you to the witness and the FBI for their assistance in this case.

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