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Felony Arrest Over Cellphone
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
June 27, 2023

Deputies located and arrested a New York man after he assaulted his girlfriend, neglected his child, and stole a vehicle all due to a broken cellphone.

On June 25th at approximately 3:00 a.m. Deputy M.A. Holub responded to Sheetz, located at 15 Wyche Road, for a report of a disturbance. A third-party caller advised a female came into the store stating she was assaulted and the suspect left in her vehicle. Deputy Holub quickly arrived on scene to learn what transpired.

The victim advised she was on a trip with her boyfriend, later identified as Frank White II, 28. During their travels, they stopped to get gas and White left his phone on top of the vehicle as the victim began driving again. The phone fell off the vehicle’s roof and broke, causing White to become angry. As the victim drove, with their child in the backseat, White assaulted the victim. The victim stopped at Sheetz in order to get out of the vehicle and away from White. While within the store, White caused a scene by screaming at the victim. White then left both the victim and the child stranded at the gas station as he stole her vehicle, stating he was going back to New York.

Deputy Holub went to the magistrate’s office to obtain warrants as deputies began searching for the stolen vehicle. First Sergeant M.R. Flick was able to locate the vehicle parked in front of Stafford Hospital and relayed the information to surrounding deputies. Deputies approached the vehicle and made contact with White who was seated inside. They attempted to arrest him and he began resisting. He was eventually taken into custody.

White was charged with grand larceny, driving without a license, disorderly conduct, child neglect, assault and battery of a family member, and obstruction of justice. He was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

If you are in an abusive relationship, help is available. The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office partners with Empowerhouse, a nonprofit to assist victims of domestic abuse. Help is always available. You can contact them at 540-373-9372.

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