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January 16, 2020

She allegedly stole Jeep, assaulted deputies at jail

Ashleigh Mae Adams, 37, of no fixed address, faces six charges so far.
A 37-year-old woman allegedly stole one vehicle — and possibly two — before attacking two deputies at the Fauquier jail the day after her arrest Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Around 2:15 p.m. Jan. 15, deputies responded to a stolen vehicle report near Opal.

A Lees Mill Road resident left her Jeep Cherokee running in the driveway when she went back into her home “to retrieve something,” Sgt. James Hartman wrote in a press release.

“During that time, the vehicle was taken from the driveway . . . near Deer Hollow Lane and Opal Road,” Sgt. Hartman added. “The victim last saw her gray Jeep Cherokee heading toward Route 29 on Lees Mill Road.

“The victim had an earlier interaction with a suspicious female on the roadway near the home. The female was described as having blondish hair, approximately 5-feet-3 tall, wearing a tan Carhartt-style jacket and dark pants. Deputies searched the area and located the stolen Jeep, still running and unoccupied, in the 9500 block of Lees Mill Road near Starling Drive.”

Deputies set up a perimeter and searched for the suspect, eventually arrested on James Madison Highway (Route 29).

Meanwhile, “a second vehicle was found near Clark Brothers Gun Shop (at Opal),” Sgt. Hartman said. “The vehicle was running and unoccupied.”

Although not yet reported, that vehicle had been stolen in the Town of Warrenton.

Deputies took Ashleigh Mae Adams of no fixed address to the county jail.

Thursday morning, Ms. Adams allegedly attacked a sheriff’s detective and another deputy in the jail.

She faces a grand larceny charge for the Jeep’s theft, two counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer and three misdemeanor counts of providing false information to law enforcement officers.

Authorities believe she also stole the vehicle from Warrenton but have yet to prove that, Sgt. Hartman said. “The investigation is continuing.”

Ms. Adams remained at Fauquier County Adult Detention Center without bond Thursday afternoon.
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mikeshean11 · January 29, 2020 at 11:21 am
FairandBalanced · January 19, 2020 at 10:15 pm
Cum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum
No to northam · January 18, 2020 at 3:23 pm
Gun control does not work.
All places with gun control have the most crime.

Murder is illegal so making guns illegal doesnt work.

Gun registration only allows scum like bloomberg to take your guns.

Its like pissing into the wind with you anto gun liberal nut jobs.

Killing babies tou guys are all for it, guns to protect ones family and enjoy our 2nd amendment right you are against ... that is a out the most insane thi g anyone could stand for.
Mark House · January 18, 2020 at 2:53 pm
We do not have a gun control issue. We have a LACK of gun control issue.

California, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, DC, are the only states that REQUIRE registration. As of January 1, 2019, six states and the District of Columbia required individuals to register their ownership of certain firearms with local law enforcement agencies. Another eight states explicitly prohibited the creation of such registries. The remaining states neither required registration of firearms nor prohibited the creation of registries in the future.
No to northam · January 17, 2020 at 9:13 pm
No fixed address = no gun genius..

Judging by your previous anti gun comments, its got to be taken at face value .. another sub-human liberal pos that cant hell but run her filthy mouth
ella82 · January 17, 2020 at 4:36 pm
Probably needed to get some cash quickly so she could buy herself a gun at Clark's and protect her 2nd amendment rights. Girls just gotta have fun....
Lance82 · January 17, 2020 at 10:26 am
Kill yourself, minion89.
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