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Robbery Suspects Arrested
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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
August 17, 2022

Two suspects were arrested yesterday after a call for a robbery in a motel room on Warrenton Road.

On August 16th at 7:58 p.m. deputies responded to the Motel 6 at 401 Warrenton Road for a robbery. The victim reported a suspect kicked open the propped door of his hotel room and threatened him with a knife while demanding money. A second suspect was posted outside the room, acting as a lookout.

Deputy M.A. Holub broadcast a lookout with suspect descriptions to the other responding deputies. First Sergeant D.W. Fetterolf was at the Exxon across the street and immediately encountered the suspect who had brandished the knife. The suspect was detained without incident and identified as Earl Wadlington, 31, of no fixed address. Two knives were recovered from his pockets.

Deputy Holub located the second suspect in a vehicle in the Motel 6 parking lot. Deputy Holub approached the car on foot and ordered the suspect to surrender. The suspect must not have realized he was in Stafford County and he elected to squeal tires as he fled at a high rate of speed into Rappahannock Landing.

Deputies had the area sealed and soon located the abandoned suspect vehicle on River Crest Way. Up until this point the Sheriff’s Office didn’t have a dog in the fight…cue K-9 Titan.

Sergeant B.U. Demirci and K-9 Titan began a track toward the river, searching for the second robbery suspect. K-9 Titan began to alert as they approached the river. Sergeant Demirci gave verbal commands for the suspect to surrender and announced the K-9 was tracking. The suspect remained silent until K-9 Titan made the physical apprehension in the thick underbrush. The suspect was identified as Robert Cory, 30, of no fixed address. He was treated for the dog bite and transported to the magistrate.

Wadlington was charged with assault and battery, robbery, breaking and entering and conspiracy. Cory was charged with eluding, robbery, breaking and entering and ammunition possession by a felon. Both were held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

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