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South Stafford Pursuit
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
June 13, 2023

A wanted Woodbridge man was arrested after causing a disturbance in South Stafford, and starting a pursuit.

On June 11th, at approximately 9:37 a.m., Deputy A.W Sypolt responded to Dollar General, located at 20 Plantation Drive, for a report of a suspicious person. The caller advised a shirtless male threatened to “take her out” while she was in the parking lot. When Deputy Sypolt arrived on scene, he observed the suspect standing near a vehicle. Before Deputy Sypolt had a chance to get out of his vehicle, the suspect swiftly entered his vehicle and turned it on.

The suspect then quickly reversed his vehicle into Deputy Sypolt’s cruiser, striking it, before fleeing the parking lot. Deputy Sypolt initiated a pursuit as Sergeant N. Zotos joined. The suspect vehicle fled Northbound on Warrenton Road at a high rate of speed. When the vehicle reached McWhirt Loop, it came to a stop only for a moment. The vehicle then made a sharp U-turn, drove over the concrete median, and continued at a high rate of speed.

Realizing the threat to the community as the vehicle approached Southbound 95, Sergeant Zotos attempted to make intentional vehicle contact with the suspect vehicle. While contact was made, it was unsuccessful, as the suspect rolled down his window and cursed at Sergeant Zotos. Sergeant Zotos is not one to give up, and attempted intentional vehicle contact again, which this time, was successful. The suspect vehicle was able to be stopped on the shoulder of the on ramp.

Deputies attempted to have the suspect exit his vehicle; however, he had other plans as he continued to curse at deputies and make a phone call. After a brief standoff, the suspect exited his vehicle and was taken into custody without further incident. When asked why he ran, the suspect advised he “just wanted to get away” and that he did nothing wrong. The suspect, as it turns out, had two active warrants out of Prince William County for assault and battery.

The suspect, Dawayntay Giles, 25, was charged with felony eluding, hit and run, reckless driving, and making an illegal U-turn. He was also served on his active warrants. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

Great work to Deputy Sypolt and Sergeant Zotos for locating and arresting yet another wanted individual.

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