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LCSO: Ashburn man brandishes firearm, assaults deputy

A 20-year-old man from Ashburn was taken into custody after assaulting a deputy and attempting to flee the scene on Feb. 10, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Officers were called to 43000 Block of Needmore Court in Ashburn after a woman reported a man wearing a mask had pointed a pistol at her.

Thomas A. M. Afful ,of Ashburn, refused to comply with the deputy's directions and assaulted the deputy before making off on foot, throwing items as he fled. He was caught by the officer and charged with assault and battery on law enforcement, misdemeanor possession with intent to distribute marijuana and obstruction of justice. He was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on a secured bond.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, a search of the area was carried out, but no firearm was found.


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