Sterling Man Charged with Hitting Deputy

A Sterling man faces a felony charge after allegedly hitting a deputy who was dispatched to break up a street fight early Thursday morning.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy was called at 4:17 a.m. Feb. 4. to the 400 block of East Amhurst Street in Sterling where two people were fighting. One of the subjects approached the deputy’s cruiser and pushed the door as the deputy attempted to get out. The deputy attempted to detain the suspect, who did not follow commands and resisted. During a struggle, the suspect, Richard M. Rubio, 18, allegedly struck the deputy. A second deputy arrived to help with the arrest.

Rubio was charged with disorderly conduct and assault on law enforcement, a felony charge that carries a minimum six-month jail sentence.

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