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Brandishing Suspect Arrested
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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
September 19, 2022

A suspect in a brandishing during a pursuit in South Stafford last month was arrested in Fredericksburg last week.

On August 11th at 7:55 p.m. Deputy S.A. Russo attempted to stop a 2022 Can-Am three wheeled motorcycle on eastbound Kings Highway for traveling 100 mph in the posted 55 mph zone. The driver refused to stop, continuing eastbound at a high rate of speed.

As the suspect approached slowed traffic near Washington Square Plaza, he removed a handgun from his backpack and brandished the weapon toward the deputy. The suspect proceeded to drive onto the shoulder around traffic and disappeared into Fredericksburg.

Deputy Russo worked with detectives and identified the suspect as Paul Hayden, Jr., 32, of Fredericksburg. Hayden was already wanted in Fredericksburg for a failure to appear charge.

Detective J.T. Lynch worked with Virginia State Police and Fredericksburg Police Department to orchestrate an arrest. On September 15th the Virginia State Police took Hayden into custody as he exited Gold’s Gym at 2380 Plank Road in Fredericksburg.

Hayden has been charged with brandishing, eluding and assault on law enforcement. He was held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail. Thank you to the Virginia State Police and Fredericksburg Police Department for their assistance in this case.


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