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Officer Makes Gun, Drug Arrests after Traffic Stop, Foot Pursuit

Officer Makes Gun, Drug Arrests after Traffic Stop, Foot Pursuit

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Washington Post via YellowBrix

April 26, 2010

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, MD – An attempt to stop the driver of a car in Prince William on suspicion of driving under the influence led to a chase and the arrest of two Virginia men who were charged with the possession of drugs and a stolen handgun, county police said.

An officer tried to stop a Chevy Tahoe in Woodbridge around 11:37 a.m. on April 21, a county press release said. Instead of stopping, police said, the driver continued on. After a chase, the driver hit a recreation center and both the driver and a passenger fled on foot and were caught, police said.

Police searched the Tahoe, finding drugs and a handgun that was reported stolen in Stafford, authorities said.

The alleged driver, Troy S. Kelly, 29, of Stafford, was charged with driving under the influence, eluding police, hit and run, possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and other charges.

The alleged passenger, Troy D. Pettiway, 32, of Dale City, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and other charges.

Both men were held without bond pending a June 1 court date, police said. The recreation center took more than $10,000 in damages, police said, but was deemed safe by a building inspector.

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    patrooper

    over 4 years ago

    110 Comments

    good work

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    All around good police work.

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    Perl

    over 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    Alleged great work guys! LOL
    ~Wf

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Nice work!

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    MIKIESPLACE

    over 4 years ago

    1372 Comments

    NICE COLLAR

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    bill9823

    over 4 years ago

    2116 Comments

    Prince William is Virginia not Maryland

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    rhood

    over 4 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Nice work by the officers.

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    KAICHARESE

    over 4 years ago

    2762 Comments

    GREAT JOB

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    OFFICER_K_CPD

    over 4 years ago

    2296 Comments

    GJ

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    wcpd82

    over 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    It's Virginia, not Maryland.

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    chrissanders

    over 4 years ago

    5232 Comments

    Great job. Thumbs Up!!!

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    servingproud

    over 4 years ago

    4654 Comments

    Great Job, The bad guys loose another one.

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    finest3584

    over 4 years ago

    92 Comments

    great work guys

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    44000 Comments

    Great work indeed. I hope the charges just keep piling up. 29 and what a waste, what a shame!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Great job...In car or on foot the bad guys will get caught!!!

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