Notes: Hybla Valley carjacking raises other criminal justice questions

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An arrest after a carjacking in Hybla Valley led to questions about the suspect, after another recent arrest, wasn’t already behind bars.

This weekend, an 81-year-old woman was carjacked at a Shoppers in Hybla Valley. According to a release from the Fairfax County Police Department, Maryland resident Terrell Hardy, 34, was found with the help of a K-9 unit and the Fairfax County helicopter after the vehicle was wrecked nearby.

Hardy was charged with carjacking and two counts of hit and run, but FOX 5 reported that Hardy has already been arrested last month in connection to another series of crimes.

“Three weeks ago, Hardy was one of two men arrested in connection with a string of convenience store burglaries, was charged with grand larceny, destruction of property and simple assault,” FOX 5’s Stephanie Ramirez reported.

FOX 5 reported that those charges were listed as misdemeanors and non-violent felonies. Hardy was also previously found guilty of larceny in 2021 and has two assault arrests that were never prosecuted.

Hybla Valley carjacking suspect Terrell Hardy (image via Fairfax County Police Department)

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