SCSO apprehend a Manassas murder suspect

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The Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reports the apprehension of a Manassas murder suspect at approximately 3 a.m. April 2.

The arrest occurred after the report of a suspicious man being around Stoney Creek Road and Interstate 81 in Edinburg.

Further investigation revealed that the man was traveling in a stolen vehicle out of Prince William County.

After contact with authorities in Prince William County it was discovered that Edward James Jackson Bland was wanted in connection with a double homicide in Manassas.

Prince William County Police confirmed that at 12:45 a.m. April 2 they responded to a carjacking by gunpoint.

The 61-year-old victim of the carjacking was unharmed in the theft.

After the stolen vehicle broke down in Shenandoah County, Jackson Bland arrived at a convenience store near Edinburg and was reported to police for suspicious activity.

Further investigation raised concerns and the need for a welfare check on an apartment complex in Manassas.

On arrival officers discovered 34-year-old Leann Renee Harris and 22-year-old Asia Payne both deceased by gunshots in an apartment.

It was revealed that the victims and Jackson Bland were known to one another.

The 36-year-old Jackson Bland of Manassas is charged with 2 counts of murder out of Prince William County.

Those charges are in addition to Shenandoah County charges that include possession of a stolen vehicle and public intoxication among other charges.

Jackson Bland is currently being held in the Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional jail.

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FCSO assist PWCP in apprehending a Baltimore fugitive

Fauquier Co. Sheriff's Logo used by permission by Fauquier County Deputy Jeffery Long

The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) report assisting Prince William County Police (PWCP) in apprehending a Baltimore fugitive.

In the early morning hours of October 3 FCSO Deputies took pursuit of a person who crossed into the county from Prince William County.

The pursuit continued onto Route 29 with the suspect traveling south in the northbound lane.

PWCP successfully deployed tire deflation devices stopping the vehicle in the 5300 block of Lee Highway Route 29.

A struggle ensued when attempting to take the suspect into custody.

The suspect identified as Aion Wilson of Baltimore assaulted both a deputy from Fauquier County and a Prince William County officer.

Before the chase began the 39-year-old Wilson had already attempted to hit an officer after causing a disturbance at a residence in Gainesville.

Wilson had been banging on the door of the residence claiming to be a food delivery person but the person at the residence did not order food and called the police.

When police arrived, Wilson fled the scene narrowly missing one officer and the chase began.

Wilson faces several charges including driving under the influence, attempted malicious wounding and assault on a law enforcement officer, eluding and obstruction of justice.

Wilson is currently held without bond in Prince William County.

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