Earlier this week, a 31-year-old man from Waldorf, Maryland, was arrested following a break-in near the Dahlgren area. The incident began when police received multiple calls regarding multiple suspects trying to kick a door and open windows in an attempt to enter a residence. When police arrived at the scene, they found one man walking away.
As the officer approached, the man allegedly reached into his pocket and pulled out a gun and dropped it to the ground. As the officer got closer however, the man reportedly picked up the gun and sprinted towards nearby woods. He was then tracked by the police, restrained and taken into custody. The .40 caliber gun was found on a lawn that was crossed during the pursuit.
The man was subsequently charged with multiple offenses, including destruction of property, possession of a firearm by a felon, concealing a firearm and brandishing a firearm. In the immediate aftermath of the arrest the suspect was being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
Any accusation of a felony is serious, and getting convicted of felonies can mean serious fines and penalties, including significant time in prison and, depending on the crime, a criminal record that may follow you while you try to find a new job or find a place to live. Those aspects of life are worth protecting and saving. Maryland residents who are facing felony charges will probably want to do whatever is necessary to develop the strongest criminal defense strategy possible to fight the charges.
Source: fredericksburg.com, "Maryland man accused of pulling gun on King George deputy," Keith Epps, Dec. 20, 2016