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FRPD arrest suspect involved in the Ressie Jeffries lockdown

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Front Royal Police Department (FRPD) report an arrest of the suspect that caused the lockdown of Ressie Jeffries Elementary School and Samuel’s Public Library Mon. Aug. 22.

After brandishing a firearm in the Royal Plaza Shopping center during a reported fight a suspect fled towards Criser Road.

Warren County Sheriff’s Office’s ¬†Canine Unit was called in to track the subject who was first tracked to Samuel’s Public Library.

Authorities searched the Library but did not find the subject and were able to continue to track him to near Royal Arms Apartments.

Following credible information from citizens Police were able to arrest Mathew Grajeda at Royal Arms Apartments Tues. Aug. 23.

The weapon Grajeda is accused of brandishing was also found and the arrest occurred without incident.

Grajeda has been charged with brandishing that firearm, obstruction of justice and reckless handling of a firearm.

Further investigation revealed that Grajeda failed to appear in court and was served an outstanding capias from Chesapeake Virginia.

The Front Royal Police Department thanks the public for their assistance in the investigation leading to a quick resolution of the incident.

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