Stafford, VA. – Two suspects were arrested on Sunday by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office after vandalizing a hotel room in the southern end of the county.
On December 23, 2018, Deputy George Motley responded to a disturbance at Country Inn and Suites located at 656 Warrenton Road. When he arrived, he made contact with a hotel employee who said she received several complaints from guests about the odor of marijuana coming from a room on the fourth floor. The hotel employee located the guests registered to that room and told them to pack their belongings and leave the premises due to the marijuana.
The two guests became belligerent and the male subject threatened the employee. They then vandalized their room before leaving in a black Jeep Wrangler. The deputy checked the room and observed some damage. Additional units located the suspect vehicle at the nearby Clarion Inn located at 564 Warrenton Road. Deputy Motley arrived at that location and detained the suspects. They were identified as Byron Waller, 30, of Austell, Georgia and Zakiya Armotrading, 30, of Palmetto, Georgia.
While in the hotel room, the deputy observed a firearm on a bench. The room also smelled strongly of marijuana.
The suspects were taken into custody and incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail on secured bonds. Waller is charged with assault and battery, disorderly conduct, obstruction of justice, and destruction of property. Armotrading was charged with destruction of property and obstruction of justice.