Loudoun County authorities report that an Ohio man is in custody after being involved in an attempted robbery Saturday where a bystander discharged several rounds from a firearm during the incident.
Jeremiah Bradley, 24, has been charged with attempted robbery and two counts of assault and battery.
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office officials responded to the area of Holiday Park Drive in Sterling around 9:20 a.m. Saturday for a robbery call. The victim reported that a man who was unknown to him assaulted him and his mother-in-law and attempted to rob him.
A nearby bystander reportedly brandished a personal firearm and discharged three rounds before detaining the suspect until deputies arrived. No one was struck by the discharged rounds during the incident.
Bradley is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.
The circumstances of the incident and the discharge of the firearm remain under investigation.