Five suspects have been arrested after allegedly participating in a Sterling assault in September, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.
The LCSO says two victims reported they were sitting in a vehicle in the 400 block of Williamsburg Road around 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 19 when several subjects approached them, pulled them out of the vehicle and assaulted them. The victims sustained minor injuries.
During the investigation, authorities say they determined that some of the suspects were known to the victims and the assault reportedly involved two rival gangs. Members of the LCSO Tactical Enforcement Unit and Special Operations Section coordinated with the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force to identify and locate the five suspects.
Christian Carias-Chavez, 20, Joana J. Recinos-Rivas, 18, Gustavo A. Velasquez-Soto, 20, and Angel A. Velasquez Orellana, 18, all of Sterling, were arrested Sept. 27. Each was charged with two counts of assault by mob and two counts of gang participation.
A fifth suspect, Carlos V. Lopez-Navarro, 19, of Sterling, was charged with two counts of assault by mob, two counts of gang participation and providing false identification to law enforcement.
All five suspects were being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond immediately following their arrest.