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Assault on Law Enforcement Arrest
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By Major Shawn Kimmitz
February 25, 2023

Two deputies were assaulted yesterday afternoon while attempting to de-escalate a disturbance in South Stafford.

On February 24th at 2:37 p.m. deputies responded to the intersection of Harrell Road and Forbes Street for a report of a domestic disturbance. Witnesses informed the Emergency Communications Center a male passenger had exited a vehicle and was screaming at the driver. The male continued to stand in the middle of the road and strike passing vehicles with his hands.

The first deputies on scene attempted to de-escalate the situation, but the male suspect balled his fists and approached a female on scene. As deputies intervened, the suspect punched one deputy in the face and another deputy in the chest. OC spray was utilized and the suspect was eventually handcuffed after a prolonged struggle with several deputies.

The suspect was identified as Draquan Samuel, 26. Samuel was not injured during the disturbance. Two deputies were checked by medics and treated for minor injuries. Both deputies remained on duty and completed their shift.

Samuel was charged with two counts of assault and battery on law enforcement, disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice. He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail pending a bond hearing.

Great work by these brave deputies to attempt to de-escalate the volatile situation and arrest this combative subject. Thank you to all the witnesses that reported this incident and provided information.

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