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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.”

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A 34-year-old Alexandria man was arrested for a domestic dispute with a woman on the evening of April 11 (Monday) in the city’s North Ridge neighborhood, and was charged with strangulation, assault and battery and public intoxication.

The incident occurred outside in the 1400 block of Dogwood Drive, and the 26-year-old female victim was injured and did not immediately seek medical attention after the incident, according to police.

The suspect was arrested at the scene and was released on recognizance. He goes to court for the offenses on May 20.

Alexandria’s domestic violence prevention program offers multilingual 24/7 support with the sexual assault hotline at 703-683-7273 and the domestic violence hotline at 703-746-4911. Confidential crisis support can also be found at The National Sexual Assault Online Hotline.

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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.

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A 43-year Loudoun County man was arrested last month for allegedly pushing his girlfriend and causing her fracture her elbow.

After being wanted for outstanding warrants for more than a month, Thomas Abernathy was arrested on Jan. 20 and charged with malicious wounding and domestic assault and battery. He was released that same day on $1,500 and $500 bonds.

The victim called police on Dec. 10, and accused Abernathy, her live-in boyfriend, of pushing her and causing her to fall and suffer a hairline fracture to her elbow. The incident occurred in her apartment in the 4300 block of King Street.

Abernathy allegedly declined to meet with police in person, and told them over the phone that he pushed her after she punched him twice, and that she did not fall, according to a search warrant.

The suspect then told police that he would turn himself in after getting a lawyer, but did not do so

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Alexandria police officers responding to a domestic situation at a high-rise apartment building Monday night were confronted by a wanted man who allegedly attempted to run over officers as he made good his escape.

Police responded around 7 p.m. to the Foundry Apartments at 2470 Manderville Lane, a couple of blocks from the Eisenhower Avenue Metro station, after a woman called police and said she was concerned about her ex-boyfriend, who reportedly had a knife and broke her phone.

Once inside, officers reported that the man had taken off down the stairwell. Moments later, he hopped into a newer model Honda Pilot in which he used in an attempt to run over an officer who had arrived to assist, according to initial reports.

EMS personnel took the officer to the hospital, though the officer’s injuries were said to be non-life-threatening, according to APD.

Police are looking for the suspect and the black Honda Pilot with Maryland tags he was driving. It may have front-end damage and damage to the passenger-side door from trying to run over the officer.

According to one radio report, the man has an extensive rap sheet including several open warrants.

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A 24-year-old Alexandria man is being held without bond after allegedly strangling his girlfriend.

Antar Christmas was arrested on December 8 and charged with domestic assault and battery and impeding blood circulation or respiration of a family/household member. He is being held without bond in the Alexandria jail.

The incident occurred on Dec. 1 in an apartment in the 900 block of Manor Road. A witness heard a woman scream in a nearby apartment, and police met the victim, who said that the suspect had just left with their child, according to a search warrant affidavit.

The victim told police that she was temporarily staying with Christmas, and that they argued after he returned home late. She told police that, after an escalating argument, that he pushed her against a wall, grabbed her throat with both hands and squeezed for approximately two seconds, according to the warrant.

The investigating officer reported not finding any observable injuries on the victim.

When police called Christmas and asked if he would return to his apartment, he reportedly said, “I’m not an idiot,” and hung up. Subsequent calls and texts were ignored, and police petitioned for arrests warrants for strangulation and assault and battery, according to the search warrant.

Police then found that Christmas was suspected of two other domestic assaults from June and August, and had open arrest warrants in Montgomery County and Baltimore County in Maryland.

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A 24-year-old Alexandria man was arrested last week and released on bond after allegedly beating his ex-girlfriend with a chain and his fists in Old Town North, according to court records.

Herman Stitt was arrested Aug. 20 and released on bond the same day after allegedly fighting with his ex-girlfriend at her home at Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority property in the 800 block of Montgomery Street in Old Town.

The incident occurred at around midnight on June 23, and police found the victim crying with injuries to her face and right eye, according to a search warrant affidavit.

The victim told police that Stitt pushed her to the ground, possibly knocking her unconscious.

“When she woke up, she stood up and Mr. Stitt proceeded to punch her in the face approximately 10 times with a closed fist,” police reported in the search warrant, adding that the victim claimed Still beat her with a broken-off metal chain from her purse strap. “(The victim’s) injuries included a burst blood vessel in her right eye, cuts on her lips and chin, an abrasion on her right knee and welts across her right shoulder and back, in the shape of a chain.”

Police said that Stitt, who has an extensive criminal record, is a known member of the Alexandria-based Mob 4 Life gang, which is responsible for area violence over the last several years.

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.”

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A 26-year-old Alexandria man was arrested earlier this month for brandishing a firearm and domestic assault and battery.

The suspect was arrested at his job, a restaurant on the waterfront in Old Town on August 3. He was released the next day on bond.

On August 1, the suspect’s wife called police and said she feared her husband was waiting at home for her with a gun. She told them that she had recently ended things with him and that he was looking for her.

The victim told police that on July 29 at around 11 p.m., that she was ready to go out and was wearing something “flashy” that her husband didn’t like.

“At this point, she stated that she was sitting on the bed when (the suspect) physically asaulted her by pulling her hair and slapping her with an open hand,” police reported in a search warrant affidavit. “She reported he then retrieved a blue book bag from inside the closet.”

Police continued, “She explained that (the suspect) pointed this handgun to her temple and threatened to kill her,” police said. “(The victim) stated she was in fear of her life, she then unclothed herself in order to protect her life.”

The victim reported that her husband then raped her.

The suspect was arrested at his work, which is a restaurant on the waterfront in Old Town. He denied all of the charges, but said that he did, in fact, own a 9 mm handgun.

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.”

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A 30-year-old Alexandria woman was arrested last month and charged with making threats and domestic assault and battery against her roommate in the Landmark area.

The suspect was booked and released on July 14, and her court date is not yet publicly listed.

The victim showed police numerous threatening texts, including one reading “Plan your funeral”. Another showed a photo of a long rifle resting on the child seat of the suspect’s 2016 green Jeep Compass.

The suspect allegedly broke the door chain of the front door and attacked the victim.

“(The suspect) attacked (the victim) who was eventually able to pin (the suspect) to the ground and call 911 for assistance,” police said.

A search of the suspect’s car found a single empty bullet casing and more.

“The child seat that the long rifle was laying across in the picture (the suspect) sent to (the victim) to threaten her is currently present inside of (the suspect’s car) that is currently in Alexandria Police Department custody,” police said in the search warrant.

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.”

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A D.C. man was booked into jail and released on bond for malicious wounding and domestic-related offenses after a harrowing incident against the mother of his children and her boyfriend in Old Town North.

Devin Denny, 31, was booked and released on bond on June 14, after allegedly breaking into the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority apartment at 905 N. Patrick Street on the evening of May 29.

The mother of Denny’s child was with her boyfriend when Denny and another male suspect, who has not been arrested, allegedly broke into the apartment and then kicked in the bedroom door. The victims told police that Denny then fished around his pants as if he had a firearm, but that the other suspect told him, “We are not here for that,” according to a search warrant affidavit.

The suspects then allegedly beat up the woman’s boyfriend, and the woman was then hit by blows as she tried to intervene. Denny then allegedly went into the kitchen and got a large knife, began swinging it at her and told her that he was going to stab her, according to police.

The woman told police that Denny swung the knife several times, but missed her, and then went back to punching her. She said that she was able to escape, but that both suspects then chased her around the hallways of her building.

Both victims escaped with scratches and bruises. Denny’s court date is June 29.

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