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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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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Two schools in Stephens City are placed under brief lockdown

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In social media post from Sherando High School and Robert E. Aylor Middle School it was announced that the schools were placed under lockdown.

The lockdowns lasted approximately 30 minutes yesterday Dec. 2 for what was described as a law enforcement matter.

Preliminary reports indicate that someone in camouflaged clothing carrying a rifle was seen in proximity of the school’s campuses.

Additional information is expected after a thorough investigation in the incident is completed by Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and other authorities.

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