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Man charged with murder in Centreville bar fight

Fairfax County police charged Vidal Flores Cuchillas, 38, with murder on Thursday after a bar fight outside Velocity 5 in Centreville turned deadly.

Cuchillas was originally charged with malicious wounding on Nov. 4 for his involvement in the death of Centreville resident Harold Garnett.

Police were called to the 5800 block of Trinity Parkway around 2:15 a.m. on Nov. 4 in response to a possible stabbing. They found Garnett, 27, at the scene with wounds to his upper body.

According to the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD), Garnett was initially expected to survive his wounds as he was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but his condition deteriorated throughout the day. He was pronounced dead that evening.

Cuchillas was found in bushes by a K-9 unit that night, arrested, and taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, where he has been held without bond since the incident.

The preliminary police investigation revealed that Cuchillas and two other still-unidentified suspects had also assaulted a 26-year-old man before running from the scene.

The second victim sustained minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital.

Police reports describe the two outstanding suspects as Hispanic men in their mid- to late-20s with thin builds. Detectives believe they actively participated in the fight, but they are currently only suspects in the assault case, not Garnett’s murder.

The FCPD believes that as many as 50 people witnessed the two incidents and ask that anyone with information contact Detective Vickery at 703-246-7865. Cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 could be given to any anonymous tipsters if their information leads to an arrest.


I believe we do.  His legal status is “charged with murder.”  Read more carefully.

Do we have the legal status of Mr. Cuchillas?

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