Matthew G. Martin mugshot

Matthew G. Martin

A man was arrested in Chantilly on Feb. 11 for allegedly stealing a Kubota 4x4 vehicle from a Sterling residence, among other charges, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded around 4:39 a.m. to the 42900 block of Fadeley Lane in Sterling for a report of the stolen vehicle and determined the suspect had broken a gate on the property before fleeing.

After finding the Kubota parked at a nearby hotel in the 43300 block of Defender Dr. in Chantilly, authorities located the room in which the subject was staying but were initially unsuccessful in attempting to make contact.

The suspect then reportedly set off the sprinkler system and barricaded the door, but the deputies forced entry into the room, leading the suspect to resist arrest and assault the deputies.

Matthew G. Martin, 28, of Lorton, was eventually taken into custody.

During the ensuing investigation, the LCSO found Martin had been involved in two previous incidents in the county, including a hit-and-run on Feb. 10 and an attempted larceny from a Sterling storage facility on Feb. 11.

Martin was charged with grand larceny, assault and battery on law enforcement, obstructing justice, hit and run, violation of fire protection code, trespassing and multiple counts of destruction of property.

Per the LCSO, he is being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

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