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Man Pleads Guilty To International Parental Kidnapping

June 28, 2017

Federal agents with the FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrested Faical Chebbi, 45, of Accokeek, on June 14 after he landed at Dulles International Airport.

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Supreme Court Allows Partial Implementation Of Trump Travel Ban; Schedules Oral Arguments For October

June 26, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court today, on the last day of this session, allowed the Trump administration to partially impose a 90-day travel ban for individuals from six majority Muslim countries to take effect and instructed the administration and attorneys for defendants in the Maryland and Hawaii cases to prepare oral arguments for early October. The Court ruled that the travel ban, however, may not apply to individuals of these six countries who have “ties” to individuals or entities in the United States.

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Court Hands Trump Administration Another Defeat On Immigration

June 23, 2017

A federal district court in Washington state Wednesday rejected the Trump administration’s effort to dismiss a lawsuit targeting a once-secret program used to deny qualified Muslim immigrants from obtaining citizenship and permanent residency status, and also granted the case class-action status.

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Leesburg Man Arrested And Charged With Espionage

June 22, 2017

A Leesburg man, Kevin Patrick Mallory, 60, made his initial appearance in federal court today on charges that he transmitted Top Secret and Secret documents to an agent of the People’s Republic of China. Mallory was arrested today and is charged with gathering or delivering defense information to aid a foreign government, and making material false statements.

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Law Enforcement Shares Findings About Simpson Field Shooting

June 21, 2017

Today, law enforcement officials shared findings to date of the investigation into the shooting that occurred at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Through information and evidence gathered in ongoing interviews, searches and other investigative activity, investigators and analysts have gained a greater understanding of the recent movements and activities of deceased shooter James Thomas “Tom” Hodgkinson, 66. The FBI is investigating this shooting as an assault on a member of Congress and an assault on a federal officer. At this point in the investigation, the FBI does not believe there is a nexus to terrorism.

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Road Rage Leads To Murder Of Reston Teen

June 20, 2017

The Fairfax County Police Department provided an update on the murder of a 17-year-old Reston girl who was reported missing Sunday, June 18. An autopsy yesterday revealed the body recovered from a pond in Loudoun County is that of Nabra Hassanen. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, is charged with her murder. The evidence in this case does not point to a hate crime.

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Police Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Homicide Suspect

June 17, 2017

The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Daejon Tyrie Jones, 23, of Woodbridge, VA. Jones is wanted for Murder for his role in a homicide in the Nauck neighborhood last night. Jones is described as a black male, approximately 5’9” tall and weighing 190 pounds.
UPDATE: The suspect has been located and taken into police custody.

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Arlington Police Complete Preliminary Investigation Of Officer Involved Shooting

June 16, 2017

The Arlington County Police Department has completed the preliminary investigation into the officer involved shooting on May 17, 2017. Chief M. Jay Farr announced today, “this incident remains an active police investigation, however, based on the information revealed during the preliminary investigation, we believe that our officers’ actions were prudent, reasonable and within our established guidelines.”

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FBI Provides Investigation Update Into Wednesday’s Shooting

June 16, 2017

Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies continue to investigate the shooting that occurred in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Investigators and forensic experts remain on scene at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park to complete the shooting trajectory analysis. Investigators are working to return the area to the community as soon as possible and expect to release the scene to the Alexandria Police Department this weekend. APD will notify residents when the road closures have been lifted and baseball fields re-opened.

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Man Sentenced For Downloading Child Pornography

June 16, 2017

A Sterling man, Stephen Thomas Crawford, 30, who downloaded thousands of child pornography images and videos was sentenced today to five years in prison.

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