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Man robs woman of cell phone


WOODBRIDGE Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man who they say robbed a woman in the Potomac Mills Mall parking lot.

Jeremiah Albert Johnson, 22, has been charged with robbery for the incident.

On July 10, a 28-year-old Alexandria woman reported to police that she was confronted by a man in the mall and followed to the parking lot, according to police.

When the woman reached for her phone to call police, police say Johnson forcibly grabbed the phone from her hands and then fled.

Officers located Johnson and the victim's cell phone was recovered. He is being held without bond, according to police.


Police: Fatal stabbing not random, suspect in custody


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police say a man was fatally stabbed late Wednesday night in Prince William County.

Officials were called to the 15000 block of Cloverdale Road in Woodbridge at 11:44 p.m. to investigate the incident. When they arrived, a 44-year-old man was found in the front yard of the residence with a stab wound to the chest, police say.

The victim, identified by police as Alvin Elroy Cannon, of Woodbridge, was transported to an area hospital where he died.

A second victim, identified as a 33-year-old man from Manassas, walked into an area hospital, also with stab wounds to the upper body, and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police say 31-year-old Brandon Curtis Hampton Henry, of no fixed address, was arrested at a residence in the 14400 block of Fillarette Street. He's charged with murder and aggravated malicious wounding.

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20; DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

FREE CUPCAKES AT OCCASIONALLY CAKE on SUN. JULY 20;  DONATES 50% to METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS

 

Occasionally Cake of Alexandria, Va. and Mount Vernon, Va. is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Sun., July 20 and handing out one free cupcake per person to all their patrons with no purchase necessary at their Old Town Alexandria shop at 207 King Street and Mount Vernon at 8859 Richmond Highway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Occasionally Cake will donate 50 percent of all their sales that day to Metropolitan School of the Arts youth scholarships of Lorton, Va. For more information, call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com.

The free cupcakes will be available in Chocolate Marshmallow, Red Velvet, Snickerdoodle, Funfetti and Strawberry Key Lime flavors with other flavors available for purchase. A variety of other flavors will be available for purchase.  Occasionally Cake will offer an anniversary special of four cupcakes for $8.

Police: Woman hit teen in face with belt


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a woman who they say hit a 14-year-old girl in the face with a belt.

Alicia Lashawn Skinner, 40, has been charged with felony cruelty and injury to a child.

On July, police responded to a residence in the 13700 block of Keelingwood Circle to investigate an assault.

The victim, a 14-year-old girl told police that Skinner, a known acquaintance, used her hands and a belt to strike the victim to her face, hands, back, arms, and legs.

Bond was set at $8,000.


Police: Dad picked up 5-year-old by throat, threw her


WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man who they say picked up his five-year-old daughter by the throat and threw her against the wall.

Fernando Xavier Garcia, 32, has been charged with strangulation and reckless endangerment.

On June 30, police responded to the 14300 block of Bellona Rd in Woodbridge to investigate an assault that happened the day before.

Police say Garcia was watching his three kids when he became upset with one of them, a five-year-old girl. Garcia picked her up by the throat and threw her against the wall, according to police.

Family members noticed the injuries and reported the incident to Child Protective Services.

Garcia is being held without bond.


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Bond set for UMD lacrosse player accused of sex assault


WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Bond has been set at $10,000 for a University of Maryland lacrosse player accused of sexually assaulting a woman after she fell asleep at a concert at Jiffy Lube Live.

Nineteen-year-old Benjamin Chisolm faces a sexual battery charge after a 49-year-old woman told police that he touched her while she was sleeping during the Zac Brown Band concert.

The University of Maryland released the following statement regarding the incident:

"We are aware of the reported incident regarding one of our student-athletes. The University takes these matters very seriously and will cooperate with authorities during their investigation."