Armed Bystander Stops Robbery, Captures Suspect

An Ohio man was arrested Saturday after an attempted robbery that was thwarted by an armed bystander, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to the area of Holiday Park Drive in Sterling around 9:20 a.m. on Aug. 10 for a report of a robbery. The victim reported that a man he didn’t know assaulted him and his mother-in-law and attempted to rob him. A nearby bystanderwitnessing the incident discharged three rounds from his personal firearm before detaining the suspect until deputies arrived. No one was struck by the discharged rounds during the incident.

Jeremiah Bradley

Jeremiah Bradley, 24, is charged with attempted robbery and two counts of assault and battery. He was held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

Deputies continue to investigate the circumstances of the incident and the citizen’s discharge of the firearm.

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