Suspects Wanted in Stafford Assault Apprehended

by | Apr 26, 2018 | Police and Fire

From Stafford Sheriff’s Office

Two suspects wanted in connection with an assault and possession of a stolen vehicle in Stafford County were apprehended on Wednesday morning. The arrests were the result of multi-agency cooperation between the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, Dumfries Police Department, Virginia State Police, and the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office.

On April 23, 2018 at approximately 4:40 p.m., deputies responded to a call regarding an assault at a residence on Owen Street in north Stafford. The victim told deputies that he spent the night with his girlfriend, Iris Esmeralda Ramos-Martinez, 19, of Stafford at the Owen Street residence. After Ramos-Martinez left for work, the victim remained at the residence and the two argued over text message throughout the day. Ramos-Martinez asked the victim to leave the residence and he refused.

When Ramos-Martinez returned to the residence, she had three male subjects with her who assaulted the victim. One of the subjects brandished a weapon during the assault. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident. Shortly thereafter, the suspects fled the scene, leaving behind a vehicle that later
returned stolen out of Louisa County.

Ramos-Martinez was arrested on an outstanding warrant. One of the suspects, James Richard Jacobs, 20, of Gordonsville was taken into custody on Wednesday morning by the Dumfries Police Department. Another suspect, Jeffrey Antonio Turcios, 19, of Dumfries was also taken into custody.

Evidence uncovered from the residence and stolen vehicle by multiple agencies involved in the investigation links Jacobs and Turcios to the assault on Owen Street as well as a burglary in Dumfries that occurred on Monday, April 23, 2018. Jacobs and Turcios are currently incarcerated at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center without bond. The Stafford Sheriff’s Office has charged both suspects with assault by mob. The case is still under investigation, so more charges may be pending by the Stafford Sheriff’s Office and other agencies involved.

The third suspect, William Edward Skinner, 23, of Dumfries is still at large. The Stafford Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for his arrest on charges of assault by mob and brandishing a weapon. He is also wanted out of Prince William County on a domestic assault and battery charge. Anyone with information is asked to
contact the Sheriff’s Office at (540) 658-4400.


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