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August 29, 2019

Suspect arrested in murder of Warrenton man, 18

Daniel Martin Farmer II, 23, of Nokesville, faces a first-degree murder charge for the shooting death of Lincoln Williams Jr. on Monday night near Warrenton.
Law enforcement officers Wednesday night arrested a suspect in Monday’s murder of an 18-year-old Warrenton man.

Daniel Martin Farmer II, 23, of Nokesville, faces a first-degree murder charge, Fauquier sheriff’s Sgt. James Hartman said Thursday morning.

Officers took Mr. Farmer into custody during a traffic stop on Route 28 near Dumfries Road in Prince William County at approximately 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sgt. Hartman said.

The suspect allegedly shot Lincoln Williams Jr. in the face Monday night outside the victim’s home at 5042 Old Auburn Road, about five miles east of Warrenton.

Fauquier sheriff’s detectives “identified the suspect early in the investigation and sought a warrant for first-degree murder Wednesday night,” Sgt. Hartman said. “Sheriff’s detectives worked with the FBI Safe Streets Taskforce and Prince William County Police” to make the arrest.

Preliminary autopsy results indicate Mr. Williams died of a gunshot wound, Sgt. Hartman said. “An official cause and manner of death will not be available until the autopsy report is complete.
“Sheriff’s detectives have conducted extensive interviews and were assisted at the crime scene by the Virginia State Police. At this time, it appears Williams was the target of this shooting and the shooting occurred at and was isolated to the residence on Old Auburn Road. Detectives are actively investigating to determine what led to the shooting of Mr. Williams.”

Bleeding profusely, the victim returned to his home after a trip into town late Monday, according to his father.

Deputies and medics, who responded to a 911 call from the home at 10:42 p.m., tried to save Mr. Williams’ life.

He died about an hour later at Fauquier Hospital.

The suspect lives in Prince William County, Sgt. Hartman said.

Authorities ask anyone with information about the murder to call the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office at 540-347-3300.  A caller’s identity may remain anonymous.
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Bettye Glascock · August 29, 2019 at 5:23 pm
The Blue and Brown are pretty awesome.
Truepat · August 29, 2019 at 7:24 am
Great job LE now let's see the court do it's job.......
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