5 Charged in Gang-Related Assault in Sterling

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has arrested five Sterling residents in connection with a gang-related assault that happened in Sterling last week.

According to the report, two victims reported they were sitting in a vehicle in on Williamsburg Road at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 19 when several people approached them, pulled them out of the vehicle, and assaulted them. The victims sustained injuries described at minor.

Investigators found that some of the suspects were known to the victims and the assault involved two rival gangs. Loudoun deputies worked in with the Northern Virginia Gang Task Force to identify and locate the five suspects involved in the assault. 

Christian Carias-Chavez, 20, Joana J. Recinos-Rivas, 18, Gustavo A. Velasquez-Soto, 20, and Angel A. Velasquez Orellana, 18, each were charged with two counts of assault by mob and two counts of gang participation. A fifth suspect, Carlos V. Lopez-Navarro, 19, was charged with two counts of assault by mob, two counts of gang participation, and providing false identification to law enforcement. 

The suspects were held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

2 thoughts on “5 Charged in Gang-Related Assault in Sterling

  • 2019-09-27 at 7:07 pm
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    Just think Mr. Koran Saines will tells us tomorrow how wonderful life is in Sterling. Makes you relish the days when there was a constitute service supervisor in Sterling. His antics may have been overboard but things were well taken care of.

  • 2019-09-29 at 8:16 pm
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    This is in the same part of town where a woman was robbed at gunpoint while riding on the WO&D Trail.

    Three men were arrested for a veritable crime spree in South Riding earlier this month.

    A man was murdered in Centreville in 2017 and there was a another shooting in Chantilly in May 2019 thought that may not have been gang-related.

    There are drug markets in certain parts of Fairfax County run by gangs. At least a few establishments are known to be gathering points for those same gangs. I try and avoid those places.

    I had to use a pay laundry a few years ago when our dryer broke. Every person in the laundry watched me very closely as I entered and only relaxed when I placed my wet laundry in the dryer.

    No one should have to worry about their safety when riding a bike or doing their laundry.

    Someone needs to tell Fairfax and Loudoun we may have a gang problem.

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