A Washington, D.C. man goes to court on Monday (May 16) for allegedly breaking down a door and pointing a gun at a woman’s head in her West End apartment.
The incident occurred on December 8, 2021, in a second floor apartment in the 100 block of S. Reynolds Street. The victim told police that she began to get a weird vibe after hanging out all day with the 26-year-old suspect, who she described as being a lifelong friend, according to a search warrant affidavit.
The couple left her apartment to get food at a nearby Popeyes restaurant, and, after returning home, the victim told police that she didn’t want him to come in after her, and put the suspect’s food and phone outside her apartment door. She also locked the door.
The victim said the suspect became enraged when he arrived at the apartment to find the door locked.
The suspect then allegedly broke down the door and entered the apartment, pointed a handgun at the victim’s neck and asked why she locked the door.
“She also advised me that he threatened to kill her,” police said in a search warrant affidavit. “When (the victim) put her hands up in a surrendering motion, (the suspect) turned around and swiped the food off the table. He then exited the apartment.”
Police found the door severely damaged and food scattered across the floor. The victim then phoned the suspect and put the call on speakerphone.
“She began arguing with him on speakerphone and I could hear him state that she should not have placed his Popeyes and cell phone on the ground outside her apartment,” police said in the search warrant affidavit.
Police then called the same number, but the suspect allegedly told them he was not the man they were looking for and hung up the phone. Police then texted the number asking for a call-back to get the suspect’s side of the story.
Police then received a call from the suspect.
“The male called me back and stated he was not (the suspect), did not know anyone in Alexandria, was not in Alexandria, and did not wish to speak with me further without his lawyer on the phone,” police said in the search warrant affidavit.
The suspect was arrested more than three months later, on March 14, 2022, and charged with brandishing a firearm, burglary, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
The suspect is being held without bond in the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center. He goes goes before a grand jury on Monday, May 16, after which a trial date will be set.
A woman was injured and an Alexandria man faces multiple charges after an violent domestic dispute in Old Town, according to the Alexandria Police Department.
APD was alerted of people fighting in an apartment in the 1400 block of Princess Street in Old Town at around 3:30 on May 3 (Monday). A 33-year-old female victim suffered a non-life threatening injury after being struck and was transported to the hospital, APD told ALXnow.
The 30-year-old suspect was arrested shortly after midnight on May 3 (Tuesday) and released that same day.
The suspect was charged with malicious wounding, domestic assault and battery, destruction of property worth less than $1,000, resisting arrest and intentionally damaging a phone line to prevent the summoning of law enforcement.
The malicious wounding charge is a felony, which carries the minimum penalty of five years in prison. The remaining charges are misdemeanors, each punishable by up to a year in jail and $2,500 fine.
The suspect goes to court on May 13.
The Alexandria Sexual Assault Center and Domestic Violence Program is available 24/7 to listen and help at 703-746-4911.
“If you are a neighbor and know that an abusive incident is occurring, call the police immediately,” the city said. “Calling the police is simply the most effective way to protect the victim and children from immediate harm.”
A 28-year-old Alexandria man is being held without bond for allegedly using a butcher knife to rob a man in the city’s Arlandria neighborhood.
Terrance Farrington was arrested and charged with using force during a robbery not long after the incident occurred in the 600 block of Notabene Drive on (Tuesday) April 12. The victim told police the robbery occurred as he walked outside his apartment building to throw something away in a dumpster. The suspect allegedly walked up and grabbed gold necklaces from his neck and took his glasses.
“(The victim) fought Mr. Farrington to get their property back when Mr. Farrington displayed a knife, described as a butcher knife with a black handle,” police said in the search warrant. “Fearful, (the victim) ran back to his apartment and locked himself inside of his bathroom.”
The warrant said Farrington allegedly chased after the victim and broke into the apartment.
“Mr. Farrington attempted to break into the bathroom and banged on the bathroom door with the handle of the knife, forceful enough the door was damaged,” the warrant said.
A neighbor then fought with Farrington in an effort to get him out of the apartment, and both men then fell down a flight of stairs. The neighbor got slashed by the knife, the warrant said, and suffered a non-life threatening injury.
After falling down the stairs, Farrington allegedly fled to his girlfriend’s apartment, which is in the same complex.
“Once the (suspect’s girlfriend’s) apartment was secured to preserve the integrity of the crime scene for a search warrant, Mr. Farrington’s knife was observed in plain view in the sink in the kitchen,” the warrant said.
Farrington was convicted for numerous violent offenses since 2017, including robbery and assault and battery. He goes to court on May 18, and faces a minimum of five years in prison.
At around 9:15 p.m., the city’s Department of Emergency Communications got a call of multiple males fighting in the gym of the West End recreation center. When police arrived, a white Chrysler Sebring with Virginia tags attempted to drive away from the scene at “a high rate of speed,” according to a search warrant affidavit. Responding officers blocked the Sebring’s exit and its occupants were detained and questioned.
The victims in the recreation center told police that they went into the gymnasium to play basketball, and started a game with other males and a fight erupted. During the fight, an iPhone 12 Max belonging to a victim was reportedly stolen and not recovered.
All of the occupants of the Sebring were released, except Kennieth Robinson, of D.C., who was arrested and charged with assault and battery. Police said that video surveillance showed that Robinson “was clearly visible as being the main culprit in the assault.”
Robinson was arrested and charged with assault and battery and released March 27 on $2,000 bond. He goes to court on April 11.
A Fairfax County man was arrested earlier this month after allegedly punching and slapping his girlfriend and pointing a gun at her head.
The incident occurred on Jan. 30 in the woman’s apartment in the 100 block of Century Drive in the Landmark area. The victim called police and said that her boyfriend, Milek Pittman, punched her in the face and pointed a gun at her head after an argument erupted, according to a search warrant affidavit. Pittman also allegedly damaged a door of the apartment by punching and kicking it.
Police tried unsuccessfully to contact Pittman over phone throughout the month of February. On February 27, real-time data revealed that Pittman was consistently in the area of his girlfriend’s apartment, and he was arrested by police at the apartment on March 1.
Pittman was charged with domestic assault and battery, property destruction and brandishing a firearm. He was released on a $1,500 secured bond on the day of his arrest, and goes to court for the offenses on April 1.
Two Alexandria juveniles were arrested earlier this month for shooting a gun in Arlandria.
The incident occurred at around 11 p.m. in the 3800 block of Executive Avenue. Police were alerted by a witness that two juveniles shot a handgun in an alleyway and fled on foot. The witness saw the 15 and 17-year-old suspects then run into a nearby apartment building and the lights turn on in an apartment, according to a search warrant.
“The weapon used in this incident was recovered by officers,” Alexandria Police public information officer Marcel Bassett told ALXnow.
The 15 and 17-year-olds were charged with illegal discharge of a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm by persons under 18 and transported to the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center.
The two adults in the apartment told police that the teenagers moved in with them two months ago and pay $350 in monthly rent, according to the affidavit.
A 20-year-old Washington D.C. man was arrested in Old Town earlier this month for carjacking an Uber driver and her customer.
Raphael G. Snead, Jr. was arrested at his grandmother’s house on March 3 by Alexandria Police in the 700 block of North Fayette Street. He was transferred on March 8 to Montgomery County, where he is currently being held without bond.
Snead is suspected of two carjackings — the first occurring on Feb. 7 at around 6:30 p.m. in the 8100 block of Fenton Street in Silver Spring. Snead allegedly pulled a gun on the victim in a parking lot, punched him in the jaw and drove away in his Honda CRV, according to a search warrant affidavit.
Three days later, on Feb. 10, a license plate reader alerted the Washington Metropolitan Police (MPD) of the stolen Honda, and MPD attempted to conduct a felony stop. Police pursued the suspect, who wrecked the car and fled on foot.
“The suspect ran to a 2014 Toyota Rav 4,” police said in the affidavit. “The vehicle was operating as an Uber and was occupied by a driver and a customer who was seated in the back seat and parked on Branch Avenue. The suspect jumped into the front passenger seat and began yelling at the driver to drive and forced the driver to get out of the car by punching her in the face several times with a closed fist. The suspect pushed the driver out of the vehicle and the back seat passenger was able to escape.”
The Uber driver later positively identified Snead in a nine-person photo lineup, police said in the affidavit.
Snead, who goes to court April 1, was charged with:
- Armed robbery
- Armed carjacking
- First and second-degree assault
- Reckless endangerment
- Handgun on person
- Handgun in vehicle
- Firearm use
Three months after he allegedly assaulted Alexandria police officers in the Carlyle neighborhood and fled the scene, Chukwunyere Onuoha has been apprehended in Texas and is awaiting extradition back to Alexandria.
According to a release from APD, on Dec. 27, police responded to a report of an individual in a domestic dispute in the 2400 block of Mandeville Lane, near the Hoffman Town Center. APD said they located Onuoha in the nearby 200 block of Swamp Fox Road.
“As Onuoha fled the scene, he struck one officer with his vehicle, and another officer was injured while trying to avoid being hit by the suspect,” APD said. “Both officers were transported to Fairfax Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and have since been treated and released.”
In the release, APD said Onuoha has multiple warrants across the country in addition to facing charges for assault and battery on law enforcement, hit and run and more in Alexandria.
According to a release from the Alexandria Police Department (APD), members of the APD Special Investigations Unit tracked Onuoha down to Texas on Tuesday, March 15, and worked with the Houston Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force to arrest him.
“As a result of these efforts, Mr. Onuoha was apprehended without incident in Houston,” the release said. “Mr. Onuoha is currently being held in Houston, Texas, and is awaiting extradition to Alexandria, Virginia to face charges for assault and battery on law enforcement, hit and run, and other offenses.”
A 20-year-old Alexandria man is being held without bond after allegedly shooting a woman in the face in the stairwell of a Landmark area apartment building.
The incident occurred on February 9 at around 4:45 p.m. at the Brent Place apartments at 375 S. Reynolds Street. Terrell Talley, who lives in the building, was arrested March 3 and charged with malicious wounding.
Alexandria Police did not notify the public of the incident.
The victim was shot in the right lower jaw in the stairwell of the apartment building. A witness told police that he heard shots and then saw a suspect wearing all black jump the fence behind the building, according to a search warrant affidavit.
The victim then knocked on their door and reported that she was shot.
Minutes before the incident, an inmate at the Alexandria jail called up Talley on the phone. Talley allegedly told the inmate that he was going to discipline the victim for making statements against him in public, according to the affidavit. Talley allegedly said that he was going to meet the victim at “the spot” and was about to “go hard on her.”
“On the surveillance (footage), the subject can be seen exiting the hallway into the stairwell and going towards the direction of the shooting just minutes prior,” Police said in a search warrant affidavit. “The subject can also be observed manipulating an object in his jacket pocket.”
A reverse look-up confirmed that Talley’s number was the number that was called, according to the affidavit.
“A few minutes later a second phone call was made from (the inmate) to the same phone number,” police said in the warrant. “The subject answers and appears to be breathing heavily. (The inmate) asked why it sounds like he has been running and the subject stated, ’cause I am.'”
Talley was also arrested for shooting into an occupied dwelling and discharging a firearm in a public place in 2020. A malicious wounding charge against him was reduced to brandishing a firearm, for which he was found guilty. His firearm was seized and he was sentenced to 24 months in jail, 12 of which were suspended, and he served a year in prison. Talley was also sentenced to two years of supervised probation and three years of unsupervised probation.
Talley goes to court for this incident on April 5.
An 18-year-old Alexandria man was arrested on gun and drug charges after backing his car against a police cruiser and allegedly attempting to drive away.
The incident occurred in the unit block of Oronoco Street near the Alexandria waterfront on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
Police found the suspect’s car parked in a no parking zone. While the investigating officer was advising dispatch of the location and description of the vehicle, the driver “reversed his vehicle, hit my unoccupied cruiser, and attempted to leave the area in an attempt to avoid police interaction,” police said in a search warrant affidavit.
Police also found that the driver is unlicensed, and had 1.1 ounces of marijuana with him, a digital scale and a black and gray loaded Glock 22 handgun.
The driver was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possessing Schedule I/II drugs while possessing a firearm, driving without a license and failure to pay full attention while operating a vehicle. He was released on $3,000 bond on Feb. 17 and goes to court on March 30.