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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
January 18, 2023

Playing “catch me if you can” with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office only has one result, you go to jail tired. A wanted Spotsylvania man learned this yesterday afternoon.

On January 17th at approximately 4:31 p.m. Deputy F.C. O’Neill learned a wanted suspect was at Heflin’s Garage at 147 Warrenton Road. Deputy O’Neill arrived on scene within two minutes to locate the wanted individual. The wanted suspect had other ideas and fled through the impound lot, kicking off a foot pursuit.

Deputy O’Neill advised incoming units the description of the fleeing suspect as the chase progressed towards St. Luke’s Anglican Church, where Deputy A.M. Pitts was already headed. After a brief search of the area, Deputy Pitts located the suspect attempting to hide by laying on the ground.

After realizing his hiding place wasn’t as strong as he originally thought, the suspect attempted to flee once more. Deputy Pitts quickly caught the suspect and Deputy O’Neill arrived to assist. The suspect continued to resist their efforts, but was handcuffed.

The suspect was wanted out of Spotsylvania for multiple failure to appear charges and pretrial violations. Due to his actions, he added fleeing from law enforcement and obstruction of justice to the list of charges. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

Great work to Deputy O’Neill and Deputy Pitts for once again proving that hide and seek is a game the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office knows very well.

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