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Police report arrest of third suspect in May 2018 gang-related abduction case on Rixlew Lane

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Abduction | Gang Participation *ARREST –
On September 3, 2023, the third suspect sought in connection to the gang related abduction that was reported to have occurred in the area of Rixlew Ln. and Sudley Rd. in Manassas (20109) on May 7, 2018, was arrested. The suspect, who was a juvenile at the time of the incident, was taken into custody without incident. Two other men were previously arrested in October 2018, in connection to the investigation.
Arrested on September 3, 2023: [Charged as a Juvenile] A 21-year-old male of Manassas
Charged with abduction, assault & battery, and 2 counts of gang participation
Court Date: Pending | Bond: Unavailable
Abduction | Gang Participation [Previously Released] – On October 25, detectives with the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force (NVRGTF) concluded an investigation into a gang related abduction that was reported to have occurred in the area of Rixlew Ln and Sudley Rd in Manassas (20109) on May 7. The investigation revealed the victim, a 17-year-old male, was riding a bicycle in
the above area when he was approached by a vehicle occupied by several acquaintances. During he encounter, the occupants of the vehicle surrounded the victim before one of the suspects brandished a handgun and made threats towards the victim. The suspects prevented the victim from leaving the area before eventually fleeing in the vehicle. No injuries were reported and no property was taken. During the investigation, detectives were able to identify three of the suspects as members of the criminal street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13. Following the investigation, two of the suspects were located and arrested on October 25. One of the suspects, now identified as an 18-year-old male, is being charged as a juvenile since he was 17-years-old at the time of the incident. Attempts to locate a third suspect, identified as a 15-year-old male, have been unsuccessful. All parties were known to one another. The investigation continues.

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