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ACSO lockdown schools while serving a warrant

Augusta County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) report a lockdown of public schools while serving a warrant.

ACSO’s Sheriff Donald Smith confirmed that the holding of students was strictly a precautionary measure due to the nature of the arrest and proximity to the schools in Danville.

The ACSO’s SWAT Team executed the warrant against 22-year-old Marques Raeqwon Abbott who was arrested without incident around 3:30 p.m. Jan. 19.

The Danville Police Department obtained the warrant against Abbott for a case of malicious assault in which the victim suffered severe injuries.

Abbott is also charged with 3 counts of attempted malicious wounding.

Four counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony and discharging said firearm in the commission of a felony into a public place causing injuries.

Thus, the precaution involving the schools.

Abbott was found in the Montague Terrace Apartment Complex near the schools and arrested without incident.

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