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2 more suspects arrested in Va. mob assault


MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two suspects were arrested Wednesday for a mob assault that happened in early October.

Richard Jong Chan Pak, 23, of Centreville, and Kelly Dawn Saunders, 20, of Manassas were arrested in a hotel in Rockville, Maryland. They are charged with robbery and assault by mob.

On Oct. 6, an 18-year-old man was meeting a female acquaintance in the 11800 block of Medway Church Loop when he was assaulted by a group of unknown men, police said. The men used blunt objects in the assault and robbed the victim of his cell phone and money before fleeing, according to police.

Two of the four suspects were arrested between October 8 and 9. Pak and Saunders were arrested on Nov. 5. They are awaiting extradition.


MANASSAS CITY HIRES NEW REFUSE and RECYCLING COORDINATOR

MANASSAS CITY HIRES NEW REFUSE and RECYCLING COORDINATOR
City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities welcomes Monica Boehringer of Fredericksburg, Va. as their new refuse and recycling coordinator. Boehringer is responsible for managing the City’s refuse and recycling contract and collections, facilitating community outreach and education for recycling, waste reduction and stormwater, and managing programs, such as Adopt-A-Street, Adopt-A-Stream, Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Days and the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Solid Waste. For more information, call 703-257-8252 or go to www.manassascity.org.Since starting at City of Manassas, Boehringer has also been instrumental in updating the refuse, recycling and storm-water websites, making them more user-friendly and providing more online options for customers.

Woman hit & killed while crossing Va. highway


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A pedestrian was hit and killed Tuesday night while crossing a Prince William County highway, officials said.

Amelu G. Felix, 51, of Woodbridge was crossing the 13400 block Jefferson Davis Highway just before 7 p.m. when she was hit by a 2003 Toyota Highlander traveling southbound, according to police.

The driver, a 61-year-old Springfield woman, stayed on the scene and was not injured. Felix was taken to the hospital where she died, police said.

Investigators determined that Felix was not in a designated crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing when she was hit. Weather may have also made her difficult to see, police said.

The driver was not charged.


Murder suspect's body found near Va. school


BRISTOW, Va. (WUSA9) -- The body of a man accused of murdering his girlfriend was found near the baseball fields of a Prince William County school Monday.

Police were looking for Edward Everett Hale Jr., 35, of Glen Burnie after his car was found in the parking lot of T. Clay Wood Elementary School in Bristow Monday morning.

Hale shot his girlfriend, Jessica Leigh Wilson, 31, of Bristow, Va., early Sunday morning in the 12700 block of Lednock Way in Bristow, police said.

Neighbor Milt Sharp said he saw Hale and Wilson in Wilson's car having a conversation. A few minutes later, Sharp said he saw Wilson's feet fluttering outside the driver's side and Hale was choking her. Sharp yelled at him and he stopped long enough for Wilson to get out, but she tripped and fell, according to Sharp.

Suspect sought for raping teen in Woodbridge


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police are looking for a man who they say raped a teenage girl while she was walking home.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. on October 11 in the area of Powell's Creek Boulevard and Patrick Henry Drive in Woodbridge.

A 17-year-old female was walking home when an unknown man forced her into a nearby wooded area and raped her, police said.

The victim told a friend about the rape on Oct. 15, and the friend took her to a hospital for treatment. Police were then notified.

The suspect is described as a male, possibly black or Hispanic, approximately 30 years old, 6' tall, 200 pounds, with a medium build, medium complexion and short medium dark hair. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater, according to police.

Va. parents accused of smothering infant


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- The parents of a three-month-old girl have been arrested for smothering their baby, Prince William County police said.

Jessenia Isabel Soriano, 19, and Jose Francisco Rodriguez, 23, both of Woodbridge, face felony child abuse.

On August 25, detectives began investigating an assault after the infant was admitted to a hospital with significant facial bruising and swelling. Official said the injuries were consistent with smothering.

At the time of the incident, the parents were the only people caring for the baby, police said. They were arrested on Oct. 14.

The child is currently in the care with other family members, according to police. Both parents are being held without bond.

2 Va. men arrested for posting child porn on Tumblr


BRISTOW, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two Virginia men face multiple child porn charges after police received a tip about naked pictures of underage boys that were uploaded to Tumblr.

Billy Scott McGhee, 47, of Bristow and Aaron N. Landers, 36, of Bristow were arrested after a search of their home located at 13580 Dodsworth Drive, according to Prince William County police.

Police began investigating on August 8 after receiving a tip through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children "about nude and sexual images of underage boys being uploaded to a specific account via the social media site called Tumblr," officials said.

The account was traced to the men's home, where police executed a search warrant and found multiple electronic devices with illicit images of minors, according to officials.