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Two charged with abduction in Purcellville

Two men were arrested in Purcellville after abducting a man in the area and making him drive them to a convenience store.

On Feb. 21 at around 5:15 p.m. when a Maryland man was traveling on Foxcroft Road near St. Louis Road in Purcellville. The victim saw two men stop in the roadway and approach two vehicles in front of him, before the drivers of those two vehicles sped away. The two men, later identified as Michael L. Jackson, 45, of Aldie and Maurice Smith, 47, then approached the victim, demanding a ride and forcing themselves in the car.

At some point, the victim called 911, and the Town of Purcellville Police Department and the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office responded to the Purcellville West End 7-Eleven, where the two men were arrested an charged with abduction and conspiracy to commit a felony. Smith was also charged with possession of marijuana. Both men are currently being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center with no bond.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking the drivers of the other two vehicles, or any other witnesses to this incident, to contact Deputy Specialist S. McCormack at 571-246-5089 or by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Just a friendly ride to the store.

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