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Laser light shown on responding PWC police officers

Malicious Wounding | Domestic Related – On July 5 at 8:51PM, Prince William County Police officers responded to a residence located in the 17200 block of Wexford Lp. in Dumfries (22026) to investigate a domestic. When officers attempted to make contact at the door, a light from a laser was observed shining on the officers. After a brief time, the accused exited the home and was detained without incident.

The investigation revealed that during a verbal altercation, the victim, identified as an 11-year-old girl, was struck, and forcefully grabbed by the accused. At one point during the altercation, the accused threw a knife at the victim, which she was able to avoid, before the parties separated.

The accused then began throwing household objects at another family member, a 42-year-old woman, before preventing her from leaving the bathroom.The accused also grabbed the family member’s phone when she attempted to call emergency services.

Eventually, the parties separated, and the police were contacted. The juvenile victim reported minor injuries.

Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Miguel Angel PINEDA MARTINEZ, was arrested. While escorting the accused to a police vehicle, the accused began to actively resist and refused officers commands. After a brief struggle, the accused was re-secured without further incident.

Arrested on July 5:
Miguel Angel PINEDA MARTINEZ, 47, of the 17200 block of Wexford Lp. in Dumfries
Arrested for 1 count of malicious wounding, 1 count of preventing the summoning of law enforcement, 1 count of domestic assault & battery, and 2 counts of pointing a laser at a law enforcement officer
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Unavailable

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