On June 24 at 9:45 AM, officers responded to the Food Lion located at 6306 Hoadly Rd in Manassas (20112) to investigate an assault. The investigation revealed an employee of the store, identified as a 58-year-old woman, was followed around the business by an unknown male patron. The patron had been known to visit the location and had had previous brief encounters with the female employee in the past. The employee reported to police on this occasion the man approached her and had a brief interaction before walking away. The employee further reported she went back to work stocking aisles when she was approached from behind by the same male patron. As the man walked away, the employee felt an unknown fluid on her pants. Based on the behavior of the man and the encounter, police were contacted and responded to the location. The man left the store prior to police arriving on the scene. Video surveillance was reviewed which showed the man entering the store at approximately 8:50 AM. The man was then seen watching the employee on multiple occasions from other aisles within the store. At one point, the man approached the employee from behind while exposing himself and making obscene motions unbeknownst to the employee who was facing away from the man. At one point, the man quickly turns away from the employee and exits the business at approximately 9:35 AM. The man was seen getting into a dark-colored, 4-door sedan with a missing rim on the rear passenger side tire. Preliminarily, the liquid found on the employee is believed to be bodily fluid based on the man’s behavior and interactions after approaching the employee from behind. The employee was not injured. Later that evening, following the public release of information regarding this incident, a community tip was received which ultimately led to the identification of the suspect. On June 25, officers made contact with the suspect who met with police at the Central District Station. The suspect arrived at the police station in the same vehicle he was seen leaving the offense location. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Michael Earl ALEXANDER, was determined to the be the man involved in the encounter at the Food Lion the previous day, and was subsequently arrested without incident.
Arrested on June 25: Michael Earl ALEXANDER, 31, 4923 Longhorn Dr in Woodbridge Charged with sexual battery, indecent exposure, and obscene sexual display Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond