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Courageous Citizens on Courage Lane
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By PIO Ryan Wilbur
April 23, 2024

A wanted 30-year-old Ruther Glenn man was arrested for his fourth DUI by deputies, with the help of some nearby citizens.

On April 22nd at approximately 8:22 p.m. Deputy C.C. Crossett was on Courage Lane for an unrelated matter. While there, he observed a male asleep at the wheel of a running Chevy. Having investigated numerous DUI’s in the past, Deputy Crossett believed this could be another one. After dealing with the matter at hand, Deputy Crossett made contact with the slumbering suspect.

The driver, identified as Jordan Perrin, admitted to consuming beer prior to driving. He would also admit that his license was revoked due to a previous alcohol related incident, three to be exact. What he didn’t admit was that he was wanted out of Caroline County for a felony probation violation. When Deputy Crossett discovered this, he requested Perrin to step out of the vehicle. Instead, Perrin accelerated down Courage Lane.

Deputy Crossett gave chase in his cruiser as he radioed to nearby units to block off any escape routes. This was highly effective and after realizing he couldn’t drive away, Perrin got out on foot on Harmony Court. Deputy Crossett continued to give chase, now on foot, but right before he could stop the fleeing felon, several citizens jumped in to detain the suspect. Perrin was placed in handcuffs without further incident.

While the Cowardly Lion wished for courage, this suspect on Courage Lane wished he didn’t run from Stafford deputies. He would apologize for his actions and advised he “acted without thinking.” While an apology was appreciated, it would not prevent him from spending time at Rappahannock Regional Jail. He was charged with fourth offense driving under the influence within ten years with a blood alcohol content between .15 and .2, third offense driving with a revoked license, driving after forfeiture of his license, eluding police, and obstruction of justice. He was also served on his outstanding warrant and held without bond.

Great work to not only Deputy Crossett, but the courageous citizens that assisted in stopping the suspect.

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