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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
February 23, 2023

Knock knock. Who’s there? A wanted Stafford woman attempts to avoid deputies by not answering the door.

On February 22nd, at approximately 1:48 p.m. Deputy M.E. Gordon responded to Newcastle Place for a call of a disturbance. The caller advised there was a rather loud verbal argument occurring in an apartment nearby. When Deputy Gordon arrived at the apartment she heard movement inside. Knock knock, Deputy Gordon attempted to make contact with the individual who was inside, but received no answer.

Deputy Gordon discovered the woman registered to the apartment in question was wanted out of Stafford County for felony probation violation for an underlying charge of controlled substances. Knock knock, Deputy Gordon attempted to make contact again as more deputies responded to assist. There was still no answer; however, movements inside the apartment continued.

Deputies knock knocked for 30 minutes. The not so climatic standoff ended when the door finally cracked open. Tameca Dorsey, 38, of Stafford, exited the apartment advising she knew she had an active warrant and was taken into custody without any further stalling tactics. When Deputy Gordon asked her why she took so long to answer the door, Dorsey advised she needed to “clean up” first and she would turn herself in after deputies left. That’s not how Stafford County operates.

Dorsey did not clean up as well as she thought considering suspected controlled substances were located on her person. Dorsey was served on her outstanding warrant, as well as, earned a new possession of a controlled substance charge. She was able to knock knock on the front doors of Rappahannock Regional Jail where she was held without bond.

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