On March 21 at 7:36 PM, officers responded to the Econo Lodge located at 17005 Dumfries Rd. in Dumfries (22026) to investigate an abduction. Upon arriving at the hotel, officers could hear the victim, later identified as a 29-year-old woman, yelling from inside one of the rooms. Initial attempts by officers to gain entry into the room were unsuccessful, and eventually, officers forced entry into the room. Once inside the room, officers detained a man, identified as the accused, and located the victim who was holding their infant son. The investigation revealed that a verbal altercation between the victim and the accused escalated when the accused grabbed the victim’s hair and struck her while she was holding the infant. The accused then took the victim’s phone before physically preventing her and the baby from leaving the room. The victim declined medical treatment and the infant was unharmed. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Austin Jared HANEY, was arrested.
Arrested on March 21: Austin Jared HANEY, 30, of 3625 Cebu Island Ct. in Woodbridge Charged with 2 counts of abduction, 1 count of child neglect, 1 count of domestic assault & battery Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond