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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Arlington Man Charged with Multiple Felony Offenses Including Abduction

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Loudoun County, VA (October 26, 2022):  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has charged an Arlington man with multiple felony offenses, including abduction. 

 Yesterday evening, shortly before 8:00 p.m., deputies responded to the 25000 block of Hartwood Dr., Chantilly, for a report of an abduction.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the juvenile victim was forced into their car at gunpoint by a man wearing a mask. 

Detectives discovered that the suspect was known to the victim, and detectives worked closely with the Arlington County Police Department to locate and arrest him shortly after 9:00 a.m.

The suspect has been identified as Joshua Patino, 20, of Arlington.  Patino has been charged with Abduction, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony, Brandishing a Firearm, Preventing the Summoning of Law Enforcement, Unlawful Use of a Mask, and Assault and Battery.

“These efforts by our detectives and the Arlington County Police Department illustrate the value of collaboration and partnerships among law enforcement in Northern Virginia.  I want to thank the Arlington County Police Department for assisting us in quickly apprehending this dangerous individual,” said Sheriff Mike Chapman.


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