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Man arrested for assaulting woman with bottle in Va.


TRIANGLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police say they have arrested a man for hitting a woman in the head with a glass bottle during an altercation in Triangle.

According to Prince William County Police, at 7:15 p.m. Saturday officers responded to the 19300 block of Belleau Woods Dr in Triangle to investigate an assault.

A woman told police that she and 31-year-old Jahad Omar Carter had a verbal fight that escalated. When she tried to get away from him, he knocked her to the ground and began assaulting her, say police.

Carter demanded the woman's phone, striking her multiple times in the head with a glass bottle, according to police. He was able to get the phone and flee in a car.

Police say the woman was transported to an area hospital with significant but non-life threatening injuries.

Carter was later found at a home on Purvis Drive.

5 displaced after Prince William County house fire


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Two adults and three children were taken to a hospital following a fire at 4 a.m. Tuesday in Woodbridge, according to Prince William County fire officials.

The five family members were at a single family home in the 3200 block of Bradford Street. Officials say the homeowner called 911 and told the rest of the family members to evacuate. They were evaluated for smoke inhalation at the hospital.

Pets of the family were also rescued by firefighters, say officials.

The family has been displaced from the home and the Red Cross is assisting the family.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Police: Woman passed out on PCP with children


TRIANGLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say passed out on PCP while she was with two children.

Twenty-five-year-old Tanesha Shawnte Kinard has been charged with two counts of felony child neglect and two counts of child endangerment.

Police say a caller reported an unconscious person in the area of Anchorage Cove and Olde Port Lane in Triangle on February 22 at 10:31 p.m. When police arrived, they found Kinard lying on the ground unresponsive, according to officials.

At the time, police say the woman was walking to a nearby store with two three-year-old boys who were family members. Police took custody of the children while Kinard was transported to a local hospital.

Police say Kinard passed out because she was under the influence of PCP. She was treated for non-life threatening injuries and arrested.


Police: Va. man hit child with electrical cord


DUMFRIES, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man who they say hit a child with an electrical cord.

Thirty-five-year-old Jerry Anthony Crockett has been charged with malicious wounding and felony child abuse for the February 24 incident.

Police say a neighbor reported that a child was screaming from a nearby house. When police arrived at the home, they found a four-year-old girl who had been hit multiple times with an electrical cord by a known acquaintance, according to officials.

Crockett was taken into custody without incident. Police say the girl suffered non-life threatening injuries.


Three men sought in Prince William Co. robbery


LAKE RIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police are looking for three males they say robbed a Check into Cash located at 12367 Dillingham Sq. on Monday afternoon.

Three males entered the business armed with handguns and took cash, say police. Then, the suspects fled.

No one was injured during the robbery, say police.

Schools in the area have taken safety precautions, according to police.


Man, two dogs rescued from Lake Manassas


GAINESVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- An elderly man and two dogs were rescued from Lake Manassas in Gainesville, Va. on Sunday afternoon, according to United States Park Police.

Prince William County Fire and Rescue Department officials contacted USPP for assistance with an ice rescue at approximately 3:20 p.m., according to officials. The US Park Police helicopter Eagle 2 arrived at the scene at 3:45 p.m.

County emergency personnel first tried to rescue an elderly man stranded after his canoe was flooded with ice cold water. Team members in ice rescue suits found icy and dangerous conditions, so Eagle 2 was used to rescue the man. Officials say that a crew member was lowered 20 feet to the man, where he attached a rescue strap and then they were both pulled up into the helicopter. At the nearest shoreline, they were lowered to the ground so that paramedics could begin treatment for severe hypothermia.

1 dead, 1 critically injured in Va. armed robbery


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- One person was killed and another was critically injured after an armed robbery in Prince William County on Friday night, police said.

It happened at around 8:59 p.m. on the 14000 block of Jefferson Davis Highway in Woodbridge, police said.

When police arrived at the store, they found two victims of a shooting, they said.

"One of the victims died at the scene. The second victim was transported to an area hospital with life threatening injuries. Witnesses reported three males entering the store followed by gunshots. The suspects fled prior to police arriving at the business. A police K-9 was used to search for the suspects," police said.

Police have identified victim who was killed as 21-year-old Glenda Marisol Coca-Romero of Woodbridge.