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Wanted Woodbridge Duo
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
March 7, 2023

You can try to run, but sooner or later Sergeant Assur’s gonna track you down. Two wanted Woodbridge men are no longer wanted after traveling to Stafford County yesterday.

On March 6th just prior to 3:00 p.m. Sergeant A.I. Assur was traveling on Bells Hill Road heading to a call. While doing so, he observed a vehicle that had stolen license plates out of Prince William County. Sergeant Assur began following the vehicle North of Richmond Highway. Sensing something was a bit fishy even though he didn’t have fish for lunch, Sergeant Assur radioed for more deputies to respond just in case. As the vehicle turned into the Fairfield Inn & Suites, located at 2784 Richmond Highway, Sergeant Assur initiated a traffic stop with Deputy S.C. Martin and Deputy C.D. Sullivan as back up.

The driver quickly opened his door and began fleeing on foot Northbound on Richmond Highway. Deputy Sullivan gave chase on foot as Deputy Martin got back into his cruiser and gave chase as well. Meanwhile, the passenger must have known about Stafford County’s reputation, for he didn’t dare run. Sergeant Assur, with the assistance of an off-duty Henrico officer who was conveniently staying at the hotel, got the passenger into custody. Deputy Martin was able to get ahead of the fleeing suspect due to the fact his cruiser was faster than the man running. Deputy Martin and Deputy Sullivan then converged to take the man into custody.

The driver was identified as James Braxton, 54, and he happened to be wanted out of Prince William for a felony capias. The passenger was identified as James Harris, 41, and he happened to also be wanted out of Prince William for felony probation violation. The James’s were both discovered with suspected controlled substances. Braxton was charged with driving while suspended, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, fleeing from law enforcement, as well as, served on his outstanding warrant. Harris was charged with possession of a controlled substance, as well as, served on his outstanding warrant. The Woodbridge duo would end up in Rappahannock Regional Jail together without bond.

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