Wanted NoVA man found in Spotsylvania

by | Jan 12, 2023 | Police and Fire

From the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office:

On January 10th at approximately 9:15 PM, Spotsylvania Deputies assisted the Arlington County Police Department in locating a wanted fugitive. Arlington
Police Officers observed Nigere Dominic Willingham in the 11000 block of Newbury Court. While Spotsylvania Deputies were responding to the area, the Arlington Officers observed the suspect injuring a dog. As officers attempted to take Willingham into custody, he fled into the home barricading himself.
Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) responded to the scene along with the Crisis Negation Team. After five-hours of numerous unsuccessful attempts of negotiating, the SWAT team made entry into the home. The suspect was located in the attic underneath insulation.
Nigere Willingham, 38 years of age from Arlington, VA was taken into custody without further incident and incarcerated under no bond in the Rappahannock Regional Jail for the following charges:
Alexandria Felony strangulation and misdemeanor assault and battery
Arlington Felony strangulation, misdemeanor assault and battery and obstruction of a wireless device
Spotsylvania Obstruction of justice. Animal cruelty charges are pending further investigation and treatment.
The injured dog was transported by animal control officers to a local emergency animal hospital where it is being treated for a serious injury.
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