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Young men charged in connection with alleged Woodbridge burglary

Two young Virginia men are facing serious charges in connection with a recent incident in Woodbridge. Both men are 18 years old, and one is up against allegations of burglary and grand larceny, while the other is facing weapons charges.

The police claim the 18-year-olds entered a home in Woodbridge in what was termed a barricade burglary. According to police, one suspect was arrested at the scene and later charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of grand larceny of a firearm.

The other man, who is from Dale City, was said to have fled on foot. Remarkably, authorities claim he ran away a second time after police stopped a car he was in. He was arrested several days later at a home in Woodbridge and was taken to jail without incident.

However, his case became more complicated when it was apparently discovered that he carried a handgun into the Prince William-Manassas jail. Police claim the gun was found in his rectum. Authorities say the small .22-caliber weapon is one of three firearms that were missing after the alleged burglary. The young man was charged with possession of a concealed weapon by a prisoner, possession of a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Authorities also claim the 18-year-old who is facing weapons charges is also connected to another burglary in Woodbridge, but exactly why police have made that connection was not made clear in a local news report.

Both of these young men are facing very serious charges, and the circumstances of each arrest must be fully analyzed to determine the best options for a criminal defense. Burglary, larceny and weapons charges can result in significant jail time upon conviction. That is why every arrest for such allegations must be scrutinized for mitigating factors that could warrant a reduction or dismissal of charges.

Source: insidenova.com, "Second man arrested in Woodbridge barricade burglary," David Pierce, March 6, 2012

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