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2 arrested in pepper spray vs. pellet gun fight

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police say two people were arrested after a fight involving pepper spray and a pellet gun.

On April 21, police were called to the 4800 block of Kempair Drive to investigate a fight with weapons.

Investigation revealed that 30-year-old Jeffrey Gelabert and 20-year-old Ciera Berry were involved in a verbal altercation which turned physical, according to police.

Police say that Gelabert pepper sprayed Berry and two other victims, a 26-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman. Berry then took out a pellet gun, which police say she portrayed as a handgun. We're told a physical struggle ensued and the pellet gun was taken away from Berry, who then contacted police.

Police: Man sexually assaulted 5-year-old girl

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man who they say sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl and recorded the assault.

Twenty-three-year-old Renardo Lamont Offord Jr. has been charged with forcible sodomy, taking indecent liberties with a child, and manufacturing child pornography.

Police say Offord sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl at his residence in Woodbridge on April 18 and recorded it.

Offord is being held without bond.


Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

Police: Woman with knife bit victim's leg

MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say bit another woman's leg and pushed a police officer.

Bonnie Lu Jackson, 42, of Manassas, has been charged with attempted malicious wounding, assault & battery on a LEO, and domestic assault & battery.

On April 19 at 12:51 a.m., officers responded to the 7300 block of Castle Road to investigate a domestic disturbance. The victim, a 44-year-old woman, reported that she and Jackson were involved in a verbal altercation that had escalated, according to police.

Police say that Jackson assaulted the victim and bit her leg. At some time during the altercation, Jackson grabbed a knife and charged towards the victim. Another person was able to separate the two women.

Man may have had medical emergency before car crash

LOVETTSVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 71-year-old man lost his life and a 13-year-old boy suffered injuries in a car crash in Lovettsville on Thursday morning.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office authorities say that George M. Newton, of Waterford may have suffered a medical emergency just prior to the crash at 10 a.m. on Berlin Turnpike at Householder Rd.

The car Newton was driving left the road and struck a utility pole. Live wires covered the vehicle and Virginia Dominion Power responded to the scene.
Newton lost his life at the scene, say authorities.

His cause of death remains under investigation by the Office of the Medical Examiner.

A 13-year-old passenger in the vehicle sustained minor injuries. He was taken to the Cornwall Campus of Inova Loudoun Hospital, say authorities.

Va. grocery store murder remains unsolved

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Crime Solvers of Prince William County are still looking for the three men who shot two women, killing one of them, at a grocery store in Woodbridge in February.

Glenda Marisol Coca-Romero died from her injuries when three males with their faces covered who walked into Platanillos Grocery and Jewelry located at 14342 Jefferson Davis Highway on Feb. 21 and fired guns.

Surveillance video captured the nine seconds it took the males to run into the store, shoot the two women and run out (www.youtube.com/watch?v=i07VFaj8RL8).

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Trial dates set for day care workers in abuse case

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Trial dates have been set for two women indicted on charges of abusing toddlers at the Minnieland Academy Daycare in Woodbridge, Va.

According to the Commonwealth's Attorney for Prince William County, the trial for Kierra Nicole Spriggs is scheduled for September 22. The trial for co-defendant Sarah Jordan is scheduled for October 20. Both will be jury trials.

The indictments on both women include roughly 100 counts including several counts of felony child abuse, assault and battery, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, officials said.


The felony charges stem from alleged abuse of three toddlers in an eight month period. The former caretakers could face additional charges involving more children.

2 wanted for snatching purse in parking lot

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County Police are looking for two young men they say stole a purse from a woman at her car on Tuesday night.

Police say officers responded to the 2700 block of Potomac Mills Cir in Woodbridge at 9:30 p.m. to talk to a victim of a robbery. The woman told officers that she was walking to her vehicle in a parking lot just outside the JC Penney's when two men walked up behind her. The men grabbed her purse and ran off with it.

The woman was not hurt, according to police.