Deputies Deescalate Sugarland Run Abduction Case

A 21-year-old Sugarland Run man was arrested Monday morning after he threatened his housemates with knives.

According to the Sheriff’ Office, deputies were called to the Wedgedale Drive residences at 6:30 a.m. April 26. They found the suspect outside at the top of the front stairs holding a large butcher knife and another knife.

While deputies certified in crisis intervention training talked with the man, other deputies made contact with six other occupants, including four juveniles, at the rear of the home. They borrowed a ladder from a neighbor’s house and removed them through a window. Sometime later, the suspect complied with deputies’ orders to drop the knives and he was taken into custody.

Investigators determined that Geraldo E. Martinez was involved in an altercation with a roommate, grabbed a knife and cut the roommate and threatened the other residents. The victim received injuries described as non-life-threatening.

Martinez was charged with malicious wounding and six counts of abduction. He was being held without bond at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center.

7 thoughts on “Deputies Deescalate Sugarland Run Abduction Case

  • 2021-04-27 at 12:29 pm
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    Excellent job Deputies. Unlike the extreme LE hating supervisor who infects that area, you folks actually make a difference in people’s lives.

  • 2021-04-27 at 3:12 pm
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    It is nice to hear about one of the 999 out of 1000 things law enforcement does right, instead of the 1 in a 1000 things they do wrong.

  • 2021-04-27 at 7:06 pm
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    Thanks to everyone who worked hard so no one died. Thanks also that 7 lives were saved because there wasn’t a gun in that house.

    • 2021-04-27 at 7:59 pm
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      If one of the six victims was armed, then they wouldn’t have to passively wait for law enforcement to intervene.

      Luck and hope aren’t strategies. Preparedness and training are.

  • 2021-04-27 at 8:03 pm
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    Where are the demands for #SensibleKnifeControl?

    Are there no hypocritical billionaires backing this much-needed movement?

  • 2021-04-28 at 9:11 am
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    All of the knives in my house cut food but are not designed for nor are sharp enough to kill someone without a lot of hard work and a long time. If Gun owners could say the same about their tools we wouldn’t demand that owners take precautions. Nearly weekly there is a police report of someone losing a gun because they left it in an unlocked car. Since gun owners won’t take on the great responsibility that comes with that great power to kill, we have to take action to protect ourselves from the irresponsible.

    • 2021-04-28 at 12:10 pm
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      Your diet surely must consist of room temperature butter, scrambled eggs and bananas. Because what you claim to own are butter knives.

      The reality is that Loudouners face a far greater risk of injury or death from blade violence than firearms. Nearly every recent “public safety” story on this website testifies to that fact.

      I’m sorry that you don’t understand the basics of self defense, or how bladed weapons work for that matter. But that’s on you. Your narrative holds no water.

      What we need is #SensibleKnifeControl NOW!

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