Sterling Man Charged with Assaulting Deputies

A 54-year-old Sterling man faces multiple felony charges following an alleged assault in the parking lot of the Inova Loudoun Ashburn Healthplex early Saturday morning.

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the Landmark Court area just before 1:30 a.m. Sept. 23 to investigate a report of an assault resulting from a verbal altercation.

Deputies made contact with the suspect, Richard L. Paige, in the parking lot. During the arrest, Paige allegedly resisted and attempted to assault deputies before fleeing on foot. He was captured after a chase.

The deputies and Paige were taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries and then released.

Paige was charged with two counts of assault on law enforcement, malicious wounding, kidnapping, strangulation, simple assault, destroying a phone line with intent, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest. He also was served with three outstanding probation violation warrants.

Paige is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond.

According to Loudoun County Circuit Court records, Paige has prior convictions for petit larceny, distribution of cocaine and DUI.

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