A dispute with Loudoun deputies following a Saturday night crash in Sterling sent four people to jail.
According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Sterling Boulevard near Rt. 28, where a vehicle had struck a utility pole and knocked out the traffic signal. The vehicle left the scene before deputies arrived. However, deputies were able to obtain warrants against the suspect driver.
At that time, deputies were dispatched to a Welborne Manor Square home in Ashburn on a disorderly conduct call. Deputies made contact with the hit and run suspect, Keith A. Richardson Sr., 47, of Ashburn, who was arrested. During the arrest, Richardson, along with three other subjects, allegedly did not comply with law enforcement direction and interfered with the arrest.
Keith A. Richardson Jr., 20, of Ashburn; William C. Richardson, 54, of Aldie; and Crystal M. Murphy, 45, of Ashburn were also then arrested on charges of obstruction of justice. They were released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on unsecured bonds.
Keith A. Richardson Sr. was charged with assault and battery of a law enforcement officer and served with two outstanding warrants from the crash. He also was released from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on an unsecured bond.