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Reluctant Self Surrender
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
February 22, 2023

A wanted Spotsylvania man attempted to turn himself in last night; however, got cold feet halfway through.

On February 21st at approximately 7:34 p.m. a wanted man walked into Rappahannock Regional Jail to turn himself in. He had an outstanding warrant from Stafford County for obstruction. Deputy E.R. Houde was already in the building with another arrestee at the time. After a few moments, a magistrate informed Deputy Houde that the suspect was now acting belligerently and was leaving.

Deputy Houde quickly located the suspect who was now in his vehicle. During their conversation, Deputy Houde noticed the overwhelming odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. The suspect was placed under arrest for his outstanding warrant without further incident, or so it seemed.

A bond hearing was conducted for the suspect and the magistrate advised he would be held without bond. This came as a bit of a shock since the suspect thought he would be released. The suspect would refuse to walk towards intake. As deputies attempted to have him put one foot in front of the other, he began yelling and pushing back. After a brief struggle, deputies were able to get the suspect under control.

Deputy Houde made the extremely short trip to the magistrate to obtain a warrant for obstruction. The warrant was not be served yet due to the suspects rather furious state. Luckily, deputies know exactly were he will be to serve it at a later time.

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