A man has been arrested after making an attempt to abduct a 9-year-old strolling house from a bus cease in Virginia, officers stated.
The lady was walking home from the bus stop within the Embrey Mill subdivision in Stafford County simply earlier than 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, when a man, recognized as 34-year-old Steven Randall Williams, walked as much as her and requested her for instructions, in response to a Facebook publish from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.
“He then grabbed the young girl and carried her to his car and put her in the passenger seat,” the sheriff’s workplace stated.
But the lady was capable of escape from the automobile as Williams walked round to the motive force’s aspect.
Investigators later took out an “arrest warrant for abduction” in opposition to Williams, in response to the sheriff’s workplace.
The sheriff’s workplace’s SWAT group tried to serve the warrant at his house round 9 p.m., however he barricaded himself inside, the sheriff’s workplace stated.
“SWAT held the perimeter while the Drone Team flew a drone through the home. The Crisis Negotiation Team attempted to communicate with Williams, but he would not respond,” the sheriff’s workplace stated. “Chemical munitions were deployed, but Williams still refused to exit.”
During the standoff, residents were told to shelter in place and to remain away from the realm.
After about 5 hours, regulation enforcement despatched a Ok-9 into the house to search out Williams, and he was arrested, the sheriff’s workplace stated. Williams is being charged with abduction.
The sheriff’s workplace stated Saturday, Jan. 29, that he’s being held at Rappahannock Regional Jail with out bond. No different data had been launched as of Sunday, Jan. 30.
Stafford County is about 67 miles north of Richmond.