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Fleeing Felon Found with Two Firearms
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
May 9, 2023

A Lorton man was arrested early Sunday morning after a call of a suspicious person. Not only was one firearm located, but a second stolen firearm was located and seized as well.

On May 7th at approximately 8:17 a.m. Sergeant A.I. Assur, Deputy C.S. Harding, and Deputy R.J. Kemp responded to the 400 block of Courthouse Road for a call of a suspicious person. The caller advised an unknown male was staggering around outside a residence for approximately an hour. Furthermore, the male matched the description of a previously reported suspicious person in the area armed with a firearm.

Deputy Kemp and Deputy Harding arrived on scene and observed the suspect still standing there. When the suspect noticed deputies, he immediately began running away. As Deputy Kemp and Deputy Harding gave chase on foot, Sergeant Assur drove ahead of the foot pursuit in attempt to cut the suspect off.

Sergeant Assur’s spidey sense paid off as the suspect ran directly where Sergeant Assur was waiting. Sergeant Assur gave verbal commands to the suspect, and as he did, the suspect reached behind a garbage can nearby. As Deputy Kemp placed the suspect in handcuffs, a firearm was discovered where the suspect was reaching. The firearm had its serial number removed.

The suspect, identified as James Bolar, 40, had suspected controlled substances on his person. Deputy F.A. Martinez and his K-9 partner, Mija, walked the path Bolar had taken and discovered a second firearm. This firearm was discovered to be stolen out of Fairfax.

Bolar was charged with three counts of possession of controlled substances, two counts of weapon possession by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, altering a serial number of a firearm, possession of a firearm while possessing controlled substances, possession of a firearm while subject to a protection order, and, to top it off, public intoxication. All ten warrants were served and Bolar was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond. The owner of the stolen firearm was notified.

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