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Former Front Royal Police Chief is attacked

Front Royal Public Information Officer Crystal Cline reports by email that retired and former Front Royal Police Chief Norman Shiflett was assaulted.

The unprovoked attack occurred June 1 while Shiflett was walking his dog.

Shiflett was in the 900 block of Marshall Street in Front Royal around 8 p.m. when the attack occurred.

Troy Washbourne has been arrested in the incident.

Washbourne was arrested in his home on Jamestown Road in Front Royal.

Washbourne is facing charges of unlawful wounding.

A no contact protective order has also been obtained according to the email.

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