Stafford searching for carjacking suspect

by | Jun 11, 2018 | Police and Fire

From Stafford Sheriff’s Office

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect involved in a carjacking that
occurred this afternoon.
On June 11, 2018, at approximately 11:30 a.m., deputies responded to a call regarding shots fired from a
vehicle in the area of Barrows Court. Witnesses advised that a suspect in a dark colored Audi began shooting
at occupants in a dark colored Dodge Dart.
When deputies arrived, the parties involved were no longer on scene. Deputies discovered that one nearby
residence was struck during the shooting, but no one was injured. Deputies issued a BOLO for the Audi and
began checking the area.
Shortly thereafter, at approximately 12:45 p.m., deputies came into contact with the suspect vehicle. The
driver of the vehicle fled law enforcement in the area of Pine View Court. The suspect drove down a hill at
the end of the cul-de-sac, hit an I-95 guardrail, and jumped out of the vehicle. The suspect subsequently
hijacked a vehicle at gunpoint traveling south on Interstate 95. He
then drove off on 95 southbound, leaving the uninjured victims behind. The vehicle was later located
unoccupied in the area of 2336 Plank Road.
Out of an abundance of caution, Stafford High School was put on partial lockdown around 12:55 p.m. The
lockdown was lifted shortly thereafter.
Law enforcement personnel are still searching for the suspect. They have identified Robert H. Leegrand III as
a person of interest in the carjacking and previous shooting. The suspect is currently wanted out of Prince
William County for burglary, Fairfax County for grand larceny, and Manassas City for resisting arrest. He is
believed to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office as (540) 658-4400. We will
continue to keep the public updated as the incident develops.

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