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Police Pursuit Produces Plenty of Charges
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
November 14, 2022

Two individuals earned a spot at Rappahannock Regional Jail after a movie like pursuit ended in a crash.

On November 12th at approximately 1:00 a.m., Deputy J.D. Hurt observed a vehicle with a fake temporary license plate at Wawa located at 105 Garrisonville Road. Deputy Hurt attempted to stop the vehicle; however, as the title implies, the vehicle did not stop. The vehicle got onto Southbound Interstate 95, and increased its speed.

As more deputies responded, the suspect vehicle sped up to 120 MPH. Virginia State Police joined in the pursuit as the vehicle continued to evade police. Near the 126 exit, the suspect vehicle hit a guard rail; however, the chase did not end there. The suspect vehicle shifted into reverse and pulled away.

The pursuit would not end until the area of 5440 Southpoint Plaza in Spotsylvania County. With the help of Virginia State Police, both occupants were detained. The driver, Anthony Raposo, 39, of Fredericksburg, had dilated pupils, and was extremely unsteady on his feet. It was later revealed Raposo was wanted out of Carolina and Spotsylvania for multiple charges.

The passenger, Quinn Poole, 27, of Dumfries, provided a fake name to deputies. She was found to have suspected controlled substances on her person and was taken to Rappahannock Regional Jail. While entering the jail, she swore under oath of her false identity and signed documents using the fake name. It was discovered she was in fact Poole when she was fingerprinted. Poole was also wanted out of Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg for multiple charges.

The list of charges is long but distinguished. Raposo was charged with driving under the influence, eluding, failure to maintain the lane of travel, reckless driving, improperly passing on the shoulder, operating an uninsured vehicle, not wearing a seatbelt, hit and run, altering of a license plate, two counts of possession of schedule I or II controlled substances, possession of schedule III controlled substances, and false statement to police. Poole was charged with possession of schedule I or II controlled substances, possession of schedule III controlled substances, four counts of forgery, perjury, falsely identifying herself to law enforcement, and identity theft to avoid arrest. Both were served on their outstanding warrants as well and held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond. Outstanding work to all the deputies who were involved and big thanks to Virginia State Police for the assist.

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