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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
August 1, 2023

A public display of screaming and intoxication quickly turned into a foot pursuit Monday afternoon. It should come as no surprise that Stafford’s best of the best located both parties quickly.

On July 31st at approximately 4:30 p.m. Sergeant M.E. Gordon was traveling Southbound on Warrenton Road when she observed a scrummage on the shoulder near the I-95 Northbound exit ramp. Two individuals were having a heated argument in the heat, and the female showed crystal clear signs of being intoxicated. The female, identified as Mattea West, 32, was consistently swerving and swaying while the male, identified as Dylan Wilson, 27, was screaming and shouting. In order to protect West from falling into traffic, Sergeant Gordon placed her under arrest for public intoxication as Sergeant N. Zotos arrived on scene. Wilson wouldn’t wait a while to begin spiriting away after being told he was detained.

As Wilson ran and raced, West decided that looked like a good idea and attempted to copy him. She darted into the roadway and raced through bumper to bumper traffic in an attempt to escape the Sergeant duo. Her freedom was short-lived as she was taken into custody by Sergeant Zotos after the brief foot chase.

Wilson was able to cut across Warrenton Road traffic headed towards the McDonald’s on South Gateway Drive. There would be no Happy Meal for him as additional deputies flocked and flew to the area. After a short search, First Sergeant D.W. Fetterolf was able to locate Wilson at the Beacon Car Wash. He too was determined to be intoxicated.

Within West’s bag deputies detected and discovered suspected controlled substances. She was charged with obstruction of justice, public intoxication, and possession of controlled substances. Wilson was charged with public intoxication, and obstruction of justice. West was held at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond, while Wilson was held on a $1,500 secured bond.

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