A man was arrested Nov. 22 after allegedly assaulting two people during a verbal argument outside Trump National Golf Club in Sterling the day before, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.
Video circulated on social media after Raymond Deskins, 61, of Sterling, allegedly forcefully blew air on two unidentified women outside the golf course, which is at 20391 Lowes Island Blvd.
Deskins wore a Donald Trump shirt and an inflatable pool tube bearing the president’s likeness around his waist, according to news reports.
According to authorities, law enforcement did not witness the incident and the video did not capture the whole interaction, so the LCSO conducted an investigation on the scene, during which both parties were advised to seek a citizen-obtained warrant from a Loudoun County magistrate.
Deputies served a warrant to Deskins Sunday and charged him with misdemeanor assault, and he was later reportedly released on a summons.
Four members of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors have requested an investigation into the incident.
“We are in a hundred-year, highly contagious, worldwide pandemic of a deadly virus that has killed more than 250,000 Americans,” a letter from Chairwoman Phyllis Randall (D-At Large), Vice Chairman Koran Saines (D-Sterling) and supervisors Juli Briskman (D-Algonkian) and Mike Turner (D-Ashburn) to Sheriff Mike Chapman (R) and Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj (D) reads. “All of the Loudoun County numbers are headed in the wrong direction. Science has confirmed, and it has been widely reported, that wearing a mask is a very effective way to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Conversely, not wearing one and not socially distancing, is clearly irresponsible. Willfully coughing in someone’s face is clearly dangerous.”
Twitter user @DougChristianDC shared the video, has gained thousands of views.